The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) came on-line in August of 2012. It operates on a continuous fill Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). This replaced the old 1956 trickling filter WWTP. There are 4 SBR basins and each basin provides treatment to its contents. The SBR cycles are react, settle and decant. Each basin treats 5 batches of wastewater per day. The SBR WWTP includes overflow equalization, screening, grit removal, raw wastewater pumping, SBR treatment, UV disinfection, aerobic digestion for the biosolids, a biosolids storage basin and a laboratory/office building.
The WWTP is regulated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the United State Environmental Protection Agency.
Other services located at the WWTP are yard waste disposal and the City’s Dog Pound
- Citizens are encouraged to bring their yard waste to the plant for composting. Stop by the Wastewater Treatment Plant office, first, for directions.
- The City’s Dog pound has a Facebook page to share dogs that have been picked up.
- Live traps are available for loan.