Wastewater Collection & 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.
The water reclamation facility functions consist of operation and maintenance of the facility, operation of a state-certified analytical laboratory, land application of approximately 4 million gallons of biosolids annually, and coordination of the industrial monitoring and pretreatment program. Six full-time employees, who work under the direction of the Wastewater Superintendent, staff the facility. The division hired 1 full-time summer employee to maintain the grounds around the plant and help with other duties as assigned