The cities of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach jointly own and operate the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Facility. The facility treats an average of about 17 million gallons per day of used water and sewage from the two cities.
Following guidelines of the Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Palm Beach County Health Department, the facility treats and disinfects the water to safely return it to the environment. Most of the treated water (or “effluent”) is used as reclaimed water to irrigate golf courses and designated areas in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Remaining effluent is discharged into a deep injection well. Solids (or “sludge”) are processed into fertilizer pellets by the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority.
Boynton Beach Utilities operates and maintains a sewage collection and transmission system with approximately 165 wastewater lift stations that pump raw wastewater to the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Facility for treatment.