Texas Water Facilities Requiring Back Up Power
Texas Water Facilities Requiring Back Up Power Generators.
With the unpredicted February Freeze of 2021, the state of Texas realized it was ill prepared in many areas for power outages. One of the first and most crucial changes was a new law to prepare Texas’ critical infrastructure for extreme weather emergencies. A new state law, SB 3, requires water utilities to develop and implement emergency preparedness plans to keep their services operating during any power outage. Water utilities have multiple options for meeting the requirements of SB 3, including backup generators.
| 5/11/2022 2:07:18 PM
Part of the New law states: A wastewater treatment facility must be designed to achieve primary treatment and to disinfect the wastewater to ensure compliance with the bacteria limits established in the wastewater treatment facility's wastewater permit during all power outages, including outages that are longer than outage predicted based on the power reliability determination required.
All components of the disinfection system, including any reclaimed water used to make a chemical solution, must operate at full capacity during all power outages according to the requirements of §217.37 of the title (relating to Disinfection System Power Reliability), including outages that are longer than outage predicted based on the power reliability.
Return activated sludge pumps must be operational during any power outage.
If portable generators or pumps are used to guarantee service, the engineering report must include:
the storage location of each generator and pump;
the amount of time that will be needed to transport each generator or pump to where it will be used;
the treatment units to which each generator or pump is designated as a backup; and
the routine maintenance and upkeep that will be done for each portable generator and pump to ensure that they will be operational when needed.
Are you prepared for the upcoming Deadline?
By July 1, 2022: You must have your emergency plan implemented. We here at Generator Source can help with the pressure of finding the proper Generator for your application. With 150+ Generators in stock and ready to ship we can find something to fit your needs.
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