Municipal wastewater treatment plants buffer the natural environment from the wastewater generated in urban areas. Uncontrolled the wastewater would degrade the water, land, and air on which we depend. Strict government agencies and regulations, followed by the City of Springfield's Clean Water Treatment Plants, ensure the safe treatment and disposal of wastewater and biosolids. The City of Springfield is committed to protecting the water quality of the Ozarks for many generations to come. The SWCWP is an award winning facility for it high quality of treatment it provides. It has received its Platinum 8 NACWA Award for zero NPDES violations for the 8th consecutive year.
Governed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) through the Clean Water Act
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit compliance program