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The following data is for the month of September 2020:

  • Wastewater treated during the month of September 2020 for the Strodes Creek WWTP was 131,110,000 gallons.  Average wastewater treated was 4.370 MGD; peak day was 13.43 MGD.  Year-to-date wastewater treated is 323,000,000 gallons.  Year-to-date average day is 3.52 MGD.  Influent BOD averaged 17,236 lbs./day.  Maximum day influent BOD loading was 24,817 lbs.  The plant is designed to treat 39,000 lbs. /day of BOD.  Influent TSS average 9,499 lbs. /day.  Maximum day influent TSS loading was 11,710 lbs.  The plant is designed to treat 21,000 lbs. /day of TSS.  Average day BOD loading was 44% of capacity.  Average day TSS loading was 45% of capacity.  Removal efficiency for BOD was 99% and for TSS was 97%.  Average day hydraulic loading was 61 % of capacity.  Estimated bypass from the wastewater treatment plant was 0 gallons.  Estimated overflow from the collection system was 975,135 gallons.
  • Wastewater treated during the month of September 2020 for the LHC WWTP was 40,800,000.  Average wastewater treated was 1.360; peak day was 4.14 MGD.  Year-to-date wastewater treated is 100,510,000.  Year-to-date average day is 1.095 MGD.  Influent BOD averaged 1,017lbs./day.  Maximum day influent BOD loading was 1,363 lbs.  The plant is designed to treat 1,670 lbs./day of BOD.  Influent TSS average was 1,860lbs./day.  Maximum day influent TSS loading was 3,392 lbs.  The plant is designed to treat 3,000 lbs./day of TSS.  Average day BOD loading was 61% of capacity.  Average day TSS loading was 62% of capacity.  Removal efficiency for BOD was 99% and for TSS was 97%.  Estimated bypass from the wastewater treatment plant was 0 gallons.  Average day hydraulic loading was 68% of capacity.
  • Total sludge to the belt filter presses at Strodes Creek for September 2020 was 135 dry tons; average day was 4.5 dry tons.  YTD sludge to the belt filter presses is 430 dry tons.  Total Landfill Quality Biosolids produced for September 2020 was 135 dry tons.  YTD Landfill Quality Biosolids produced is 430 dry tons.
  • Total lagoon sludge to belt filter presses at Strodes Creek for September 2020 was 0.0 dry tons; average day was 0.0 dry tons.  YTD lagoon sludge to the belt filter presses is 0.0 dry tons.
  • Total sludge to the belt filter presses at Lower Howards Creek for September 2020 was 2.1 dry tons; average day was 0.1 dry tons.  Maximum day 2.1 dry tons.  YTD sludge to the belt filter presses is 12.3 tons.
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EPA Consent Decree

In April of 2007 the City of Winchester and WMU entered into a settlement agreement with the United States Environmental Agency (EPA), the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC, formerly known as the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet), detailing actions to be taken by City and WMU for violations of the Clean Water Act , 33 U.S.C. § 1319.  The settlement agreement is also known as the Consent Decree.  The basic tenants of the Consent Decree call for the City and WMU to:

  • Eliminate existing and recurring sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs)
  • Reduce the potential for future SSOs
Such is being achieved through a defined capital program and structured operation and maintenance (O&M) program.

The Consent Decree “requires the City of Winchester and WMU to develop, submit, finalize and implement plans for the continued improvement of the wastewater collection and transmission system and the WWTP, and the elimination of SSOs and Unpermitted Bypasses.”

The Entire Consent Decree Document can be read here: CONSENT DECREE

The WMU Capacity, Maintenance, Operations, and Management (CMOM) Programs Implemented under the Consent Decree are:

Sanitary Sewer Inventory Program (SSIP)
Sanitary Sewer Overflow Plan (SSOP)
Sewer Overflow Response Plan (SORP)
Continuous Sewer Systems Accessment Program (CSSAP)
Capacity Assurance Program (CAP)
Infrastructure Rehabilitation Program (IRP)
Financial and Cost Analysis Program (FCAP)
Fats, Oil, and Grease Program (FOG)
Root Control Program (RCP)
Routine Hydraulic Cleaning Program (RHCP)
Acquistion Consideration Program (ACP)
Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP)
Corrosion Control Program (CCP)
Public Education Program (PEP)
Spill Impact Water Quality Monitoring Program (SIWQMP)