Why Treat Wastewater?

There are many reasons to treat the wastewater before discharging back to the environment. Untreated wastewater can consume oxygen that is available for plants and animals, and cause them to suffer and may even kill them which would be damaging to marine life and aquatic habitats. Untreated wastewater can affect swimming, sport fishing, boating, picnicking etc., by imparting undesirable color and unpleasant odor to the receiving water. Untreated wastewater can cause disease causing microorganisms to enter into receiving water that we may use for drinking and recreation.

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1. How do you disinfect wastewater?
2. How is Wastewater Treated?
3. How often do you test the treated wastewater?
4. My sewer is stopped and backing up, who do I call?
5. What does the Waste water Collection Department do?
6. What if I have sewer odor in my house?
7. What if the service lateral is broken in the City's right of way or easement?
8. What is a lift station and how does it work?
9. What is Wastewater?
10. What should I do if I have a sink hole or cave-in in my yard?
11. What should I do if I have water shooting out of my toilet?
12. What should I do if I see sewer water coming out of the ground or from a manhole?
13. What substances should never go down the drain?
14. Where are the lift stations located?
15. Where does the sewer water go?
16. Who maintains the service lateral from my home or business?
17. Why is there a manhole in my yard?
18. Why Treat Wastewater?