The Spokane County Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SCRWRF) is a state-of-the-art facility that reclaims highly treated water for return to the Spokane River. Under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit, the SCRWRF is required to discharge an average of no more than 3.34 pounds per day of Total Phosphorus during the 8-month season of March through October of each year.
With more than 300 pounds per day entering the SCRWRF from our sewer customers, the Facility removes 98.6% to 99.8% of the Total Phosphorus. An average of 3.0 pounds per day was discharged during the 8-month critical season in 2015. In 2016, approximately 1.8 pounds of phosphorus per day was discharged in the 8-month critical season. The performance of the SCRWRF is exceptional, and the facility consistently and effectively removes harmful pollutants from our wastewater.