Granbury City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Chris Coffman to advertise for bids related to the recently permitted East Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) during its May 2 meeting. This action allows forward progress on the much-needed facility and is the latest step in a process that began in 2016.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires the City begin planning to expand or construct new facilities when 75 percent of current capacity at the existing WWTP is achieved in three consecutive months. When that happened in 2016, planning for a new WWTP began.
The City submitted a permit for the new WWTP in 2019. The permit and construction plans for a plant to be built at 3121 Old Granbury Road were administratively approved by the TCEQ and the permit has recently been issued by the TCEQ.