Oklahoma Pollution Discharge Elimination System The City of Guymon was granted an OPDES (Oklahoma Pollution Discharge Elimination System) Permit by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to discharge treated wastewater to the Beaver River. The newly constructed City of Guymon Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) treats an average of 1.2MGD (Million Gallons per Day) of waste, with a capacity of 3.0MGD. Treated wastewater is discharged seasonally to land application - Spring, Summer, and Fall; Beaver River - Winter. Sludge generated from the WWTF is picked up and hauled to Seward County Landfill. The facility employs three Lab Technicians, one Maintenance Operator, and the Superintendent. All facility employees are full time.
Key Implementations Future strategic planning involves a couple of key implementations which are:
- Water reuse for aesthetic / quality of life purposes; or possible industrial use.
- Revising sludge management plan to incorporate beneficial use of sludge back to the public or industrial users.