PHONE: 319-653-2638
FAX: 319-653-5273
Address: 1065 W. Buchanan St.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00 am to 4 pm

Other services located at the WWTP

Wastewater Operations

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.

Yard Waste Disposal

  • Citizens are encouraged to bring their yard waste to the plant for composting. Stop by the Wastewater Treatment Plant office, first, for directions.
  • The Yard Waste Center (YWC) is open from 7-4 Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings as announced during certain periods in the spring and fall.
  • Visit the Yard Waste services page for more information.

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