Clean Water Services

  1. City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

    A long-term sewer overflow control plan, required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce system overflows, will come to City Council Nov. 24. The plan, which has been years in the making, is required to be submitted by Dec. 31. Read on...
  2. Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

    Springfield City Council will go into special session immediately following today’s noon Council Lunch to approve an ordinance to allow the City to ship a vital wastewater treatment plant part to Hollywood, Florida. Read on...
  3. Recycling Centers offer Sunday hours to accommodate fall yardwaste season

    The Yardwaste Recycling Center and Lone Pine Recycling Center are now open 1-5 p.m. on Sundays Nov. 2-Dec. 7 in addition to their winter season hours, which are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Read on...
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Private Sewer Repair Pilot Program
Removing rainwater from the sewer system is part of the city's $50 million Early Action Program to reduce overflows and improve water quality. Much of the excess water comes from downspouts, sump pumps and area drains improperly connected to the sanitary sewer. 
Private sewer pilot program.
Searching for Low Rates
The city is pursuing a pilot program to find the most cost effective way to keep rainwater out of the sewer system at no additional cost to the property owner. This program is designed to keep future rates as low as possible.

In the Private Sewer Repair Pilot Program the city will test various approaches to removing rainwater and ground water from the sewer system. Results will help officials to decide the best course of action to take citywide.
Wastewater System Upgrades
Protecting Water for Future Generations
The City of Springfield has reached an agreement with Missouri Department of Natural Resources regarding the city's sewer system. The agreement, called an Amended Consent Judgment (PDF), calls for $50 million in improvements to the city's wastewater systems.
Wastewater System Upgrade Video
Wastewater services are important because they protect water quality, safeguard public health and support future development. Read the full news release about the wastewater system upgrades (PDF).

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What We Do
The Clean Water Services Division maintains the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) which serves an area of 148 square miles that includes the City of Springfield, surrounding Greene County, and the communities of Willard, Battlefield, and Strafford.

The POTW consists of the wastewater collection system and 2 treatment plants. On average, over 39,000,000 gallons of wastewater are collected and treated every day. Quality improvement and pollution prevention programs ensure the protection of community and environmental health while increasing efficiency and innovation.