Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility provides uninterrupted wastewater treatment for the community of Hobbs, including liquid wastes transported to the facility. Currently receiving and reclaiming about 3.6 million gallons of wastewater a day, the Hobbs WWRF meets State of New Mexico regulatory requirements for effluent reuse, allows for future increases in flows/loadings, and provides long-term community benefits by utilizing biofiltration to treat all offensive odors within the facility. The Hobbs WWRF is located at 1300 S. 5th St. and is classified as an activated sludge, biological nutrient removal (BNR) facility employing the Modified Ludzak Ettinger (MLE) process. If you would like to tour the facility, or receive more information in its operation, please call us at 575-397-9315.

Effluent Reuse

The City of Hobbs obtains its potable water from groundwater wells located throughout the City and the outlying area. As is the case throughout the region, groundwater stores in the Ogallala Aquifer continue to be exhausted without significant recharge. In order to conserve this limited supply of water, the City continues to move forward to expand its Effluent Reuse Program.

This program targets those users that are immediately prepared to receive effluent water for irrigation, construction and commercial purposes. Ultimately, the City's goal is to construct a complete distribution network that would make reclaimed water available throughout its service area. For additional information regarding the application, availability, and cost of effluent water for your specific needs, please contact us at (575) 397-9315

Effluent Master Plan for Hobbs

Biosolids Reuse

Biosolids Reuse - Biosolids are the nutrient rich organic residuals resulting from the treatment of wastewater at the City of Hobbs WWRF. This beneficial product meets EPA's criteria as Class A, Exceptional Quality, and is available for unrestricted horticultural use. Available at no cost in either a bulk, or bagged form, product can be picked up at the Waste Water Reclamation Facility which is located at 1300 S. 5th. Please contact us at (575) 397-9315 for more information.

Hobbs Soil Amendment

Hobbs Soil Amendment is biologically stabilized and thermally dried organic material originating from the treatment of wastewater at the City of Hobbs Wastewater Reclamation Facility. Through biological stabilization, followed by thermal drying at > 300 F, this product increases a soils water retention capabilities, and is an excellent source of nutrients.

  • Nitrogen, Total (N) 5.97%
  • Phosphate, Total (P2O5) 6.70%
  • Phosphate, Available(P2O5) 3.40%
  • Potash (K2O) 0.31%
  • Iron (Fe) 1.50%