The City of Murray, Kentucky

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Bee Creek Plant

The Bee Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant was built in 1984 and was expanded in 1994 from 3.5 MGD to 5.25 MGD. The plant is located off of North 4th St on CC. Lowry Drive. Group tours are available upon request to the Director of Public Works at City Hall. The plant has an average flow of 3.95 million gallons per day. Six employees are required to operate the plant.

The Process

These are the steps in turning raw sewage into safe, clean effluent:

Screw Pumps

Flow Measurement

Oxidation Ditches


Mixing of Organics

Sludge Removal

Clean Effluent Released