Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility
Location:Ft. Worth, Texas / Capacity: Biofilter treats 70,000 cfm airstream / Project Completed: 2005
The award-winning Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility treats wastewater from over 880,000 people and many businesses in the 23 communities it serves. The plant, which can process 166 million gallons of wastewater each day, is owned and operated by the City of Ft. Worth. The facility is particularly important to the surrounding community. During the dry months caused by the Texas heat, the Trinity River may be composed of up to 95% wastewater, and the performance of the Village Creek facility is critical to the river’s vitality and usefulness as a water source for those downstream.
The odor control system upgrade was expanded in 2005. An organic biofilter was added so that the BacTee aeration flooring system would be utilized. The biofilter is a 4 cell biofilter with each cell being 56 feet by 90 feet. The current design rate flow is 70,000 cfm and the biofilter currently uses shredded wood media.
In late 2020, or early 2021, the biofilter flow rate will be increased up to 100,800 cfm and an inorganic biofilter media will be used. The BacTee flooring installed in 2005 will still be used when the inorganic media is installed.