The City of Abilene operates a Sequencing Batch Reactor type Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction was completed and the plant came on line in April of 2008. Plant has a maximum capacity of 1.5 million gallons a day, but typically treats 400,000 to 600,000 gallons a day. It has two full time operators with a third operator whose duties include working in the Sewer Collection/Water Distribution Division. The plant operators monitor the operation of the plant 365 days of the year.