Groundbreaking Ceremony for the South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility

The public is invited to join the Board of Citrus County Commissioners for a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00am at 5040 W Oak Park Blvd, Homosassa, Florida 34446-6802.No RSVP is needed to attend.

The South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) is an existing wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) owned and operated by Citrus County approximately 3 miles east of the Chassahowitzka River, which has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water. The Chassahowitzka River flows to the Gulf of Mexico and is formed from pristine waters contributed by more than 12 springs.

This project includes the planning, permitting, design and construction of an advanced wastewater treatment plant meeting a 5-5-3 effluent quality to replace the existing WWTF. The current facility will be replaced by a new 1.5 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) annual average daily flow, 4-stage Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) oxidation ditch system followed by secondary clarifiers, disc filters, and chlorine disinfection, with reclaimed water disposed to rapid infiltration basins on the plant site and to the County’s public access reuse.  BNR is a process used for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater before it is discharged.  The new plant is a cornerstone project for the protection of Citrus County’s springs system.

For questions or more information on this event please contact Public Information Officer, Cynthia Oswald at 352-527-5484.