Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System

This state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant, located on a 48-acre tract of land north of Roanoke, first began treating wastewater flows in May 1990.  The Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System uses ultraviolet high-intensity light to disinfect wastewater flows and was one of the first wastewater treatment plants in Texas to use this process.  DCRWS serves Fort Worth, Haslet, Roanoke, Southlake, The Circle T Municipal Utility District Nos. 1 and 3, Keller, Northlake, Flower Mound, Westlake and Argyle. 

The Intermodal Industrial Facility, located within the portion of Fort Worth served by DCRWS, includes Alliance Airport, the first industrial airport of its kind in the nation.  The Intermodal Industrial Facility provides commercial air service to many industries, distribution centers and commercial establishments adjacent to the airport.  The Texas Motor Speedway, also located in the portion of Fort Worth DCRWS serves, hosts three major race events per year, with each event adding 250,000 people to the population the system serves. 

The DCRWS plant is capable of treating 11.5 million gallons of wastewater per day.  The system currently includes 25 miles of interceptor pipelines varying from 15 to 36 inches in diameter.  Current expansion projects will add 14.5 miles of pipeline, for a total of 49.5 miles, with pipeline diameters ranging from 12 to 42 inches.

The DCRWS plant provides advanced secondary and tertiary treatment of wastewater, enabling the effluent to meet stringent treatment limits.  The plant is designed with three options for secondary treatment: a conventional aeration basin/final clarifier process; sequential batch reactors; and a three-million-gallon detention basin.  Flexibility in the process is needed to treat significantly increased flows during races at Texas Motor Speedway. 
Disinfection by ultraviolet radiation (UV) is the final step in the treatment process. UV eliminates the need for chemicals in the wastewater treatment process, making the plant safer for staff and the surrounding community.

DCRWS' excellent history of compliance with its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit has been rewarded by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.  DCRWS has earned annual NACWA Peak Performance awards, including six gold awards, four silver, and three platinum awards.




Trinity River Authority of Texas
Denton Creek Regional Wastewater System
1687 N. Hwy. 377, Roanoke, Texas 76262