Screening

Purpose
Screening is the process of removing large material from the wastewater as it enters the beginning of the wastewater treatment process. When wastewater arrives at the treatment plant, it contains a large amount of debris that gets washed off the streets and into catch basins during rainstorms. The mechanical bar-screen at the treatment facility removes this material which usually consists of rags, sticks, litter, leaves, and just about anything else that can find its way into a catch basin during a storm.

Bar-Screens
La Porte's screening system consists of two centenary bar-screens. This allows one to be used as a backup bar-screen if there is trouble with the primary bar-screen.
Screening