The Treatment Plant Process:
Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project Status Updates
The current treatment plant process consists of physical treatment, primary treatment, trickling filters, secondary clarifiers, chlorination for disinfection and polishing ponds. Then river discharge to the Salinas River. The following links describe each process:
Staffing for the Plant currently consists of 4 operators with State required Certifications ranging from Operator I to Operator III. Operators take care of operations, mechanical maintenance, electrical, telemetry, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), recordkeeping, laboratory analysis and landscape maintenance. Staff currently work five days a week with a standby operator covering the weekends.