Wastewater Collection & Transmission
Pipeline Wastewater collection and transmission services have been provided to the community for approximately 35 years. These facilities consist of approximately 161 miles of gravity sewers and 71 miles wastewater force mains ranging in size from 2.5 to 20-inches in diameter. In addition, there are approximately 2,435 manholes for maintenance and operation access and 83 sewage lift stations located throughout the existing wastewater service area.
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Palm Bay Utilities operates two wastewater treatment facilities. These facilities are located on the west and east side of Troutman Boulevard. One facility serves as a 1.2 million gallon per day water reclamation plant (located on the west side of Troutman Blvd.) producing a high quality effluent by utilizing an extended aeration process with final filtration and disinfection. The water reclamation facility (WRF) discharges the effluent to a public access reuse system. The second facility is across the street from the first (east side) and is a 4 million gallon a day conventional activated sludge treatment system. This facility discharges its effluent to a Class I injection well. Solids are thickened and digested residuals are hauled to a permitted residuals site where the solids are utilized as a soil supplement.
The primary wastewater effluent disposal facilities consist of an effluent pumping station, on-site Class I Deep Injection Well (DIW) at 3,009 feet deep. The DIW is designed for a capacity of 10.0 million gallons per day under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s permit. Under the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) permit, the DIW pump station is permitted for an effluent disposal capacity of 5.0 million gallons per day. The well has been operated at approximately 52 percent of the 5.0 million gallon per day permitted design capacity and has sufficient remaining capacity to serve anticipated growth over at least the next 10 years. Effluent disposal for the City WWTP is also provided via unrestricted public access irrigation of the City’s WWTP grounds, and other public access areas.