Wastewater plant expansion will allow further development in Marana

Marana is one of the fastest growing communities in the state and as such, the town’s waste water treatment facility in North Marana needs to expand. The town council recently approved an expansion that will triple its current output. The current facility, which the town took over from the county in 2013, can currently treat 500,000 gallons per day and is operating at 70-75 percent of capacity under normal, everyday conditions. The town is in the process of linking the Saguaro Bloom community to the sewer system and that will just about max out what the facility can handle. The expansion to the facility will allow it to treat an additional 1.5 million gallons per day and can handle up to 10,000 new homes or businesses in the area.