Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) staff provides customer service and maintains the WWTP. Treatment includes preliminary screening with grit removal, primary clarification, trickling filters, activated sludge, and ultraviolet disinfection. The WWTP has the capability to treat 7.25 mgd of raw wastewater and currently treats approximately 3.81 mgd. Total wastewater treated in 2020 was 1.39 billion gallons. A total of 890 tons of biosolids (a beneficial byproduct of wastewater treatment) were produced and applied to area farmland for beneficial use. The wastewater generated by the City is treated to standards specified by the KDHE and discharged to the Smoky Hill River. A total of 12 industrial users are permitted and monitored to ensure discharge water meets the City’s Industrial Pretreatment requirements.
The Wastewater Collection staff provides customer service and maintains the Wastewater Collection System, which consists of 235 miles of gravity sanitary sewer mains, 20.1 miles of force main, 4,930 manholes, and 59 wastewater pump stations.