The Sewer Department is responsible for the miles of collection system pipes, lift stations, and the sewer lagoon system. In addition to routine maintenance of the system, the department works to identify infiltration of stormwater into the system. Infiltration from runoff leads to higher costs of treatment.
The existing system of lagoons was expanded and rehabilitated in 2001. The city is currently exploring alternatives to wastewater treatment and disposal in order to meet new regulations in 2022. Ideas include contracting with adjacent cities to dispose of wastewater, or construction of a new wastewater treatment plant.
Sewer Rates and Fees
Sewer service is charged based on monthly water usage until it’s possible to calculate an average for the months of November, December and January.
Residences and Businesses
$22.08 Minimum charge not in excess of 2,000 gallons
$0.38 Charge for each one hundred gallons per month above the minimum of 2,000 gallons
$1.00 Storm Water Fee
$200.00 for a standard sewer tap
$400.00 if it’s necessary to cut or excavate the street of alleyway