Wastewater Treatment Section

Author:

Kathleen Carroll WWW Treatment Manager Administration

Summary:

The Wastewater Treatment Section operates three treatment facilities to reclaim the wastewater produced by Yuma's residents, businesses and industries.

Last Updated:

2/12/2009

Figueroa Wastewater Treatment Facility
Figueroa Wastewater Treatment Facility

The Wastewater Treatment Section operates three treatment facilities to reclaim the wastewater produced by Yuma's residents, businesses and industries. In operation since early 1970, the Figueroa Avenue facility is the oldest and the largest of these treatment plants.

Wastewater operator monitoring activity on SCADA system  City of Yuma employees working on ultraviolet disinfection system at the Desert Dunes Wastewater Treatment Facility
Wastewater operator monitoring activity on SCADA system and City of Yuma employees working on an ultraviolet disinfection system at the Desert Dunes Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Operating under very strict Federal and State permits, this facility turns over 80% of Yuma's wastewater into high quality treated effluent which is discharged into the Colorado River. The smallest facility, Jackrabbit Mesa, and the newest facility, Desert Dunes, treat the remaining 20% of Yuma's wastewater.

Aeration basins at the Figueroa Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Aeration basins at the Figueroa Wastewater Treatment Facility.

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