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The following data is for the month of May 2022:

  • Wastewater treated during the month of May 2022 for the Strodes Creek WWTP was 108,420,000 gallons. Average wastewater treated was 3.497 MGD; peak day was 6.66 MGD. Fiscal Year-to-date wastewater treated 1,371,020,000 gallons. Fiscal Year-to-date average day is 4.10 MGD. Influent BOD averaged 17,182 lbs./day. Maximum day influent BOD loading was 20,939 lbs. The plant is designed to treat 39,000 lbs. /day of BOD. Influent TSS average 10,107 lbs. /day. Maximum day influent TSS loading was 12,698 lbs. /day. 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 48% of capacity. Removal efficiency for BOD was 99% and for TSS was 99%. Average day hydraulic loading was 49% of capacity. Estimated bypass from the wastewater treatment plant was 0 gallons. Estimated overflow from the collection system was 0 gallons.
  • Wastewater treated during the month of May 2022 for the LHC WWTP was 37,830,000. Average Wastewater treated was 1.220; peak day was 2.68 MGD. Fiscal year-to-date wastewater treated is 439,410,000. Fiscal year-to-date average day is 1.418 MGD. Influent BOD averaged 1,113 lbs./day. Maximum day influent BOD loading was 1,411 lbs. The plant is designed to treat 1,670 lbs./day of BOD. Influent TSS average was 1,354 lbs./day. Maximum day influent TSS loading was 1,775lbs. The plant is designed to treat 3,000 lbs./day of TSS. Average day BOD loading was 67% of capacity. Average day TSS loading was 45% of capacity. Removal efficiency for BOD was 99% and for TSS was 98%. Estimated bypass from the wastewater treatment plant was 0 gallons. Average day hydraulic loading was 61% of capacity.

 

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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)