MARANA, Ariz. — The expanded Marana Water Reclamation Facility became operational in June 2018, and it is now treating triple its previous capacity at a total of 1.5 million gallons per day.
Marana can now handle up to 10,000 new homes or businesses coming into the area.
The expansion uses conventional activated sludge treatment, which uses bacteria and biological matter to break down waste and help purify the water.
The facility also uses two separate treatment trains that can treat up to 750,000 gallons per day each and allows for redundancy should maintenance be required.
The Marana Water Reclamation Facility was designed to allow further expansion as the community continues to grow.
The future recharge facility, when finished, will recharge nearly 100 percent of the effluent from the new water reclamation facility.