Lubbock water treatment plant improvements to cost almost $6 million
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock is willing to spend nearly $6 million to improve its water treatment plant on the north edge of town. The city will spend up to $1 million for SCADA or supervisory control and data acquisition; that's a fancy name for a computer automation system.
Then the city will spend up to $4.85 million for a system called flocculation and sedimentation. The process uses electricity to make impurities stick to each other in the form of flakes that can be filtered out, leaving behind clean water.