The City of Chandler Wastewater Treatment Plant is responsible for the treatment and disinfection of the city’s wastewater supply. The certified operators are required to conduct daily maintenance, and quality control testing. These test results are reported to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). DEQ also conducts unannounced quarterly inspections.
The average wastewater production per person per day in most communities is between 70 and 100 gallons, depending upon a variety of factors including time of the year and rainfall amounts.
All certified wastewater system operators are considered Public Health Professionals who have a very important role in protecting the public health in their communities.
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 were passed by Congress to regulate and improve the quality of effluents discharged into the streams and rivers. The goal of this legislation and of wastewater treatment is to have all public waters remain or become more suitable for wildlife and public use.