Fork Water Quality Treatment Center
The Floyds Fork Water
Quality Treatment Center is located on Floyds Fork at
Interstate 64 (view map). The plant
began accepting flow in early 2001. This facility will allow MSD to
eliminate existing, neighborhood package treatment plants that have a
history of operational problems as the infrastructure is expanded in the
area east, west and north of the plant. The initial plants eliminated with
the opening of the Floyds Fork plant include Copperfield, Kirkham Trace
and Cross Creek.
The plant is designed to receive an average daily flow of 3.25 million
gallons per day and a peak flow rate of 10.4 million gallons per day.
Plant facilities treat wastewater to tertiary-level standards, meaning at
least 95% of its major pollutants are removed before being discharged into
Floyds Fork creek, a tributary to the Salt River. Processing of wasted biosolids into Louisville Green is completed at an existing MSD facility,
the Morris Forman Water Quality Treatment Center.
The plant is also the site of the
Ellen Swallow Richards Ecology Learning Center.
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