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Wastewater Division


WHAT's New In Wastewater:


The Public Works Wastewater Department is utilizing the new sewer jetter to clean sewer mains throughout town. As we clean the mains we are identifying sources of infiltration and repairing what can be fixed with the shop. These efforts have been recognized by the wastewater treatment plant by significantly decreasing the amounts of water flows to their facility. The repairs we identify as unable to complete ourselves are being documented and prioritized for repair by contractors.

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Our commitment is to provide progressive management of sewage and stormwater through fiscal responsibility, innovation, and community partnerships. Our vision is to be the environmental leader in enhancing quality of life in the region and protecting its water resources.

Design for a single Wastewater Plant to serve two communities…

The City of Box Elder and the Ellsworth Air Force Base were each operating their wastewater treatment facilities at capacity and had to satisfy more stringent effluent limits for ammonia. Both entities needed wastewater treatment facility upgrades. And they needed to find the most cost-effective way to do it.  A new wastewater plant was designed to satisfy the regulatory requirements and future growth accommodations for both the City and the Air Force Base. The single wastewater treatment plant serving both the City and the Base resulted in a $10 million savings over creating single plants for each.

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