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While the City’s Environmental Services and Public Works departments enjoy autumn as much as anyone, they aren’t looking forward to the problems the fallen leaves create when they make their way into the storm drains. Read on...
Stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday to present information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s stormwater management practices, particularly when it comes to approving new developments. Read on...
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.
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.
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.