Collecting and treating wastewater generated in the Missoula area
Providing operation and maintenance of the collection and treatment systems for domestic, industrial, and commercial wastewater
Activity and Objective Areas
The Wastewater Division is separated into three distinct activity and objective areas:
Collection - Maintaining sewer mains; Servicing and providing information regarding STEP systems; Maintaining and servicing lift stations
Treatment - Processing control and maintenance; Organizing tours for the general public and college / high school classes
Pretreatment / Laboratory - Overseeing chemical analysis for plant, pretreatment, and permit required testing; permitting and monitoring domestic and industrial wastewater
Composting - Treated bio-solids are incorporated into compost products
Collection and Treatment
Stormwater is managed by the Street Department. Collected wastewater is given secondary treatment and released into the Clark Fork River. Treated bio-solids are delivered to the composting facility for incorporation into the compost products. These activities are conducted within the guidelines of discharge permits and other local, State, and Federal rules and mandates relating to environmental protection. Learn more at Montana Water.
The city wastewater collection and treatment facilities play an integral role in the protection of vital surface water resources and our groundwater aquifer, which is our sole source of drinking water.
Expansion, renovation, and upgrades of existing wastewater facilities is absolutely necessary for continued environmentally sound and planned growth of our community.