An ultraviolet disinfection system for the water reuse project will soon be installed at the Cypress Water Treatment Plant in Wichita Falls.
The U-V disinfection system will cost $224,000.
“It's designed for disinfection. It's designed to kill that type of stuff that causes waterborne diseases, said Public Works Director for Wichita Falls, Russell Schreiber.
Schreiber also told Newschannel 6 that so far, no waterborne diseases have been detected throughout the reuse process past the micro-filtration step.
“If something were to happen, if it ever gets through, this U-V disinfection system would kill it," said Schreiber.
In July of this year when the reuse project went online, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality sent a letter of approval stating that if this project operated longer than six months, a U-V disinfection system would need to be added.
Wichita Falls city leaders feel that Bowles Construction, a local company is capable of completing the installation of the U-V disinfection system in a timely manner.
Schreiber is hoping the installation process for the U-V disinfection system will be complete by the end of January.