Sanitary Sewer

Wastewater Collection and Treatment

Two separate divisions within the Public Works Department carry out the operation and maintenance of the city wastewater collection and treatment system. The collection system functions fall under the utilities maintenance subdivision of the Water/Utilities Division. Water reclamation operations are a separate division within the department. The Water Reclamation Facility Superintendent heads the Water Reclamation Division.

Collection system functions consist of cleaning, inspecting, and repairing sewer lines and lift stations to ensure the consistent, trouble free conveyance of wastewater to the reclamation facility for treatment. These tasks are carried out by a staff of three fulltime employees, under the direction of the Water/Utilities Division Superintendent. The division hired three fulltime summer employees to help manage the distribution and collection system maintenance and utility locates.

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