The City of Odessa's Bob Derrington Water Reclamation Plant is located in Midland County.
The Plant receives approximately 6.9 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater generated in the residences and commercial/industrial facilities in Odessa. The wastewater is treated using an activated sludge process in which biological organisms are used to clean the wastewater to a quality which meets or exceeds state and federal permit limitations. After the biological process is complete, the water is filtered and disinfected with chlorine.
The Derrington Plant is manned 24 hours a day by TCEQ-licensed operators.
The Derrington Plant has a very active reuse program for its high-quality effluent. Pioneer Natural Resources takes up to 6.2 MGD for fracking purposes. Up to 3 MGD is used for irrigation purposes. Irrigation customers include golf courses, city parks, and one of Texas' first residential reuse projects. Reuse water is also used at Memorial Gardens to maintain a satisfactory water level in the pond.
Sludge generated at the Derrington Plant is dewatered using a belt filter press and is disposed of at a TCEQ-approved landfill.
Pretreatment & Liquid Waste
The Derrington Plant is also home to the Pretreatment Division. They conduct inspections on all grease traps, sand traps, and liquid waste haulers for all of Ector County. If you have any questions on traps, Ordinances, or Liquid Waste, please contact the Pretreatment Department at 432-563-0791 or 432-563-3417.