Wastewater Treatment

The City’s wastewater treatment system includes two treatment facilities, the main Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Sand Creek Lagoon System. The main Wastewater Treatment Plant treats nearly all of the City’s wastewater and has a treatment capacity of 3.1 million gallons per day. The Sand Creek Lagoon System has a treatment capacity of 50,000 gallons per day. For flow equalization purposes during wet weather, the City also has two detention basins with total combined capacity of 15 million gallons. During this reporting period the average daily flow from the wastewater treatment plant was 1.63 million gallons.

The City wastewater collection system includes approximately 138 miles of main sewer lines, approximately 2100 manholes, 22 lift stations, 3 lagoon systems, 2 emergency high-flow detention systems, and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Routine maintenance duties include repair of line leaks, responding to line blockages, manhole repairs, a preventive-rodding program, root and grease treatment, video inspection program, maintenance and repair of the lift station facilities and equipment including pumps, motors and control systems, and general lawn care of all wastewater facilities.