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Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility

More than 880,000 people and numerous industries in 23 communities are served by the award winning Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility. The plant, capable of processing 166 million gallons of wastewater each day, is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth.

The service area consists of most of Tarrant County and a portion of Johnson County. This is one of the largest and fastest growing areas in the United States that does not have a major waterway for disposal of treated wastewater.

Treated effluent is discharged into the Trinity River, a sensitive stream that also receives treated wastewater from surrounding counties. During dry months, the river may be composed of up to 95 percent wastewater, and performance of the Village Creek facility is critical to the river’s vitality and usefulness as a drinking water source for those downstream.

The Village Creek WRF has done its job well. In 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency recognized Village Creek as the best large advanced wastewater treatment plant in the country when it was awarded the National EPA Operations and Maintenance Award of Excellence. In 2013, the facility earned the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Year Award for Category 3 (greater than 15 million gallons a day capacity) from the Water Environment Association of Texas. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies awarded the plant its Platinum 23 Award in 2013 for 23 consecutive years of operation without has performed without a single wastewater discharge permit violation. In addition, the plant has earned several awards for its biosolids program.

Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility is dedicated to using its resources efficiently, and that includes recycling energy. Learn more.

Tours are given often to local, national and international visitors.

Want more information on the plant’s growth, visit the historical timeline page.