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The Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department

The Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for the collection and treatment of wastewater, storm sewer maintenance and providing a septic waste dump station.  In addition, the Wastewater Division operates a cooperative observer weather station for the National Weather Service.  The Wastewater Plant is located at 800 Butte Avenue and personnel can be reached at 970-349-5530.   

Shea Earley - Wastewater Systems Manager

Eric Treadwell - Utilities System Operator

Description of Treatment System:
Pretreatment- Fine screening and grit removal
Main treatment- Activated sludge (oxidation ditch), clarification
Disinfection- Ultraviolet light
Discharge is to the Slate River
Biosolids- Waste solids are dewatered and sent to the Gunnison County Landfill

Wastewater rates and tap fee information may be obtained by contacting the Finance Department at 970-349-5338. 

Septic Dump Station:
The Septic Dump Station is located at 800 Butte Avenue, within the Wastewater Treatment Plant property.  Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Non-commercial vehicles (RV's & campers) can utilize the septic dumping station at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and leave a voluntary donation at the pay station.  Commercial vehicles please contact the Wastewater Treatment plant at 970-349-5530 for scheduling and complete the Commercial Septic Waste Manifest form.

The fee schedules for Septic Dumping are as follows:
• Septic Tank & Portable Toilet Waste $30.00/load plus $0.20 per gallon.
• Recreational Vehicles & Bus Waste $10.00 per load, or $0.20 per gallon whichever is greater.
- Water fill only is $5

For information on wastewater, water and trash billing contact the Finance Department at 970-349-5338.

Tip of the Month:  Know the location of your wastewater (sewer) line cleanout.