The first day of operation for the water plant was October 10, 1977. That day, 522,000 gallons of water was treated. That was an average flow of 1,933 gallons per minute. In the beginning, the water plant was running an average of 3.4 hours per day. However, some days, the plant didn’t run at all. At the time the water plant first opened, it was rated for a maximum flow of 2,400 gallons per minute. With plant upgrades over the years, TASS is now rated for a maximum flow of 4,800 gallons per minute/ 6.9 million gallons per day.