Wastewater

Wastewater Concerns

Contact our Wastewater Line Maintenance Division to determine if the problem is a City issue before calling a plumber. If it turns out to be a City problem, a crew will be dispatched immediately to make the repairs. Submit a Service Request online during normal business hours or call 512-218-5555, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

At Home

Essential wastewater (sewage) information that pertains to every household, such as tips on how to prevent a sewer back up, what not to flush, how rates are calculated each year, and who to contact for wastewater questions and concerns. Click here for more…

Cease the Grease Program  Clogged Wastewater Pipe
When you pour grease, oils, and fats down the drain, you are building a clog in your wastewater (sewage) pipe which leads to a costly, nasty disaster. The City of Round Rock works hard to keep wastewater (sewage) properly flowing…away from your home, but we need your help. Visit Cease the Grease to learn more.

Collection System

The City of Round Rock’s wastewater collection system is made up of over 300 miles of collection lines.  These lines ultimately go to the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant either directly or through larger diameter regional interceptor lines.  The Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment System is jointly owned and operated by the Cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park and Austin.  The City of Round Rock has a collection system rehabilitation program that includes cleaning and videoing the collection system, as well as inspecting and correcting “problem” areas that require regular maintenance. This program is funded through water and wastewater utility funds.

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Lift Stations

The City of Round Rock currently owns and operates 12 lift stations that pump wastewater to gravity sewer mains or to the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Pretreatment

The City’s Pretreatment Program administers local, state and federal regulations to control pollutants discharged from Commercial and Industrial Users within the City, which may interfere with the City’s Publicly Owned Treatment Works. The Pretreatment Program protects the treatment process and keeps costs down by working with local businesses to minimize pollutant discharges. Click here for more…

Surcharge and Grease Program

The purpose of the City’s surcharge program is to reduce excess amounts of solids and oxygen demanding substances from entering the wastewater system.  Solids and fats, oils and grease (FOGs) can clog the sewer lines, cause sanitary sewer overflows and put a heavy operational load on the wastewater treatment plant. Click here for more…

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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment for the City of Round Rock takes place at the Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (BCRWWTP), located west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 79 and Red Bud Lane.

The City’s wastewater collection system is currently covered under the Wastewater Discharge Permit held by the Cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, and Austin for the BCRWWTP.  This facility was recently re-rated for an average maximum flow of 25 million gallons per day from the plant’s regional customers.  The regional customers include the Cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Austin, as well as the Fern Bluff and Brushy Creek Municipal Utility Districts.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is the environmental agency for the state. Please click the link to the TCEQ website for further information:  TCEQ website

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