Water Treatment Plant (WTP)
The City's Water Treatment Plant provides approximately 15% of the community's annual drinking water, with the remainder supplied by the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Constructed in 1994, the WTP can treat up to 15 million gallons per day.
Kurt R. Segler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF)
The Kurt R. Segler Water Reclamation Facility is the City's primary wastewater treatment plant. Originally constructed in 1994 and upgraded in 2008, the treatment capacity is 32 million gallons of wastewater per day. The WRF activated sludge process provides biological treatment to remove organics, solids, ammonia, and phosphorus to very low levels. Tertiary treatment to remove remaining phosphorus with chemicals is available, followed by sand filtration. The primary disinfection for the WRF effluent is ultraviolet (UV) light with the capability for chlorination/dechlorination, which can be used to back up the UV system.
Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWRF)
The Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWRF) is the City's first satellite wastewater treatment facility, beginning operations in 2012. Located near Eastern and St. Rose, it enables the City to support the community’s increasing wastewater treatment and reclaimed water distribution demands. The SWRF has the capacity to treat up to 8 million gallons per day (mgd) with a current flow rate just over 4 mgd.
The SWRF treatment stages consist of a headworks to remove organics and solids, followed by an activated sludge process. A state-of-the -art membrane bioreactor provides separation and disinfection, producing a highly treated effluent. Finally, treated water is chlorinated and distributed to reclaimed customers in the southwest part of the City.
If you would like to learn more about the facilities firsthand, the Department of Utility Services conducts tours. Requests can be submitted through Contact Henderson.