Luminant environmental technicians sample water used to cool Oak Grove Power Plant’s condensers as part of the company’s program to ensure exemplary water quality and regulatory compliance.
August is National Water Quality Month, but caring for this precious resource is a daily responsibility we take very seriously.
Adequate water is essential for operating Luminant’s power plants. Although water is used to cool our generating facilities, we actually consume very little and most of what we use is returned to reservoirs for reuse. Our water-management programs include capturing, monitoring and treating that water when necessary to ensure we maintain outstanding water quality and compliance with state and federal regulations.
We take our commitment to water quality even further, with an ongoing partnership that puts students knee-deep in water analysis lessons. Since 2002, Luminant’s environmental services department has worked with Glen Rose High School’s environmental science classes to maintain monthly water sampling on a river in Hood County, near Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. Students test the water for oxygen levels, temperature, pH and conductivity to learn about environmental impacts on water.
See how this program is training future environmental scientists:
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