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Water Reclamation Facility
                                            Operation & Maintenance Excellence AwardsWater Reclamation Facility
The City of New Port Richey's Water Reclamation Facility was selected for both the 2011 and 2005 Operation and Maintenance Excellence Awards from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Wastewater Treatment & Collection System
The City of New Port Richey, in response to public health and environmental concerns, constructed its first wastewater treatment and collection system in 1927. This system consisted of 18,000 feet of wastewater pipeline and a large septic tank with a discharge line to the Pithlachascotee River. The system provided only minimal treatment by today’s standards.

This system remained in place until 1963, when a new wastewater treatment plant was constructed at the west end of Main Street. Since that time, the facility has evolved into a state-of-the-art treatment facility. In order to meet stringent state and federal treatment standards and to keep up with growth, the plant has been upgraded five times since 1983. The cost to date is in excess of $30 million.

Facility Details
Our Water Reclamation Facility is the largest in Pasco County. It is capable of treating up to 7.5 million gallons of wastewater a day. Our plant processed over 2 billion gallons of wastewater last year to near-drinking-water quality. The treatment process removes 99.3% of pollutants. It costs $3 million dollars per year to operate the plant. All treated water is pumped to the master reuse system for beneficial re-use. City parks, golf courses, schools and residents all use treated water for irrigation purposes. The City of New Port Richey uses about 1 million gallons per day, and the balance (about 4.5 million gallons per day) is pumped to Pasco County Utilities for distribution throughout the County. 

Learn more about New Port Richey's Water Reclamation Facility.