So you think the waste you flush down your toilet and put down your drain just disappears....Actually, that is the first step in collecting used water and sending it to one of our two wastewater treatment facilities. In a typical month, the average family generates nearly 9,000 gallons of wastewater. You can imagine the amount of wastewater that continually flows through our system.
As wastewater leaves your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, or business, it enters an elaborate, underground network of wastewater pipe. With the force of gravity, the wastewater flows to pump stations where it is pumped through large pipes called force mains to our treatment facilities. These pump stations prevent wastewater from backing up into your drains and creating a messy clean-up task.