Clean Water

How Do Communities Protect Clean Water?
Rivers, lakes and oceans are protected by wastewater treatment facilities that treat polluted water from homes, businesses and industries and return safe, clean water to the environment. The average wastewater treatment facility:
  • Operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day
  • Processes 68 million gallons of wastewater a day
  • Removes numerous contaminants, including organic material, dirt, fats, oils and grease, ammonia, nitrogen and phosphorous
  1. Current Clean Water Challenges

    Learn about the challenges that face clean water efforts.

  2. What Does My Community Get for Its Money?

    Find out what improvements and maintenance the Water Division uses your bills for.

  3. What Extra Benefits Does My Community Get?

    Learn about how the community benefits from clean water efforts.