The Public Works Department is responsible for operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system. The collection system is comprised of over 27 miles of sewer main, the largest of which is 30 inches in diameter. Included on the system are 6 sewage lift stations. This is a closed system that is not used to drain surface water.
The wastewater collection and processing system is not designed to process paint and paint products, caustic cleaners, pesticides, petroleum-based products, or similar types of products. Doing so interferes with plant operations and is harmful to the employees. Because of this, city ordinances prohibit the disposal of these items in either the sanitary sewers or storm sewers. Please dispose of these types of products properly.