Update from Jackrabbit PUD:
1. The plant is operating at 100% of average day demand (i.e. normal daily flows to the plant which is about 2 MGD (million gallons per day)). Power is being provided by generators, not CenterPoint Energy.
2. The plant will be stressed if there is a large rain event and flows exceed average day demand, which could require additional pump and blower capacity and electricity to run them. With the generators, the plant may not be able to handle the peak demand, which can be between 5MGD and 15 MGD
3. The controls are still being evaluated and parts replaced as identified if and when replacement components are available.
4. There is no definitive date for when the control room will be fully operational and normal electrical service provided. Major electrical components may take significant lead time to manufacture and deliver. Manufacturers are working to provide replacement components to many water and wastewater treatment plants and industry in SE Texas (including the City of Houston) and Florida. We are one plant in a line of many.
COMMENT: Based on this report it’s possible to relax some of the voluntary restrictions we put in place (in HCMUD 136 and Deerfield Park. Other MUDs may differ). Please still exercise some restraint in using the sanitary sewer system. If you’re going to out-of-district locations to do laundry, take showers, etc., you can resume normal activities in-district. Just cut back wherever possible, especially during rainy periods.