Water Treatment Operations

This division is responsible for the proper treatment of raw water from the Big Cypress water basin north of Marshall, in preparation for safe consumption by residential, commercial, industrial customers, and several surrounding rural water supply corporations.

The City of Marshall has been recognized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for providing superior grade water treatment and received several awards for water taste and clarity. The water treatment facility safely treats and distributes more than 2.1 billion gallons of water each year.


Jamie McClendon, Chief Water Plant Operator
Phone: 903-935-4488

Water Treatment Plant

The Marshall Water Treatment Plant is a conventional surface water treatment facility.  Water treatment is accomplished by:

  • Coagulation
  • Disinfection
  • Filtration
  • Flocculation
  • Sedimentation

Wastewater Treatment Operations

This division is responsible for the proper treatment of residential, commercial, and industrial wastewater. It is charged with operating the wastewater treatment facility and 24 lift stations involving the safe treatment and disposal of more than 1.8 billion gallons of wastewater each year.

Wastewater Industrial Pretreatment

The pretreatment program works to test and regulate levels of potential industrial waste pollutants that could be discharged into the city’s waste water sewer system. Enforcement is supported in large part by federal and state mandated guidelines and locally by city ordinance. The city's monitoring system involves facility inspections and testing on a regular schedule to ensure compliance targeting suspected areas downstream of industrial users. Industrial businesses that plan to discharge potential pollutants into our wastewater system must first obtain a permit.

Joyce Ross-Gatson, Pretreatment Coordinator
Phone: 903-934-7822
Email Joyce Ross-Gatson