Clean Water Services

  1. Environmental Services sponsors free day at Discovery Center to celebrate America Recycles Day

    The City of Springfield’s Environmental Services department is partnering with the Discovery Center of Springfield 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 to celebrate American Recycles Day with free admission and interactive exhibits centered around recycling. Read on...
  2. Don’t waste those leaves – recycle them!

    For many of us, an Ozarks autumn wouldn’t be complete without long drives along country roads to gaze at the beautiful gold, crimson and orange leaves. However, once the leaves fall from the trees, we’re tasked with disposing of them properly. Read on...
  3. EPA announces revised Ground-Level Ozone Standard; SGF currently in attainment

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the revised Ground-Level Ozone standard today. The Springfield region is officially 68 ppb, though the values are expected to be 61 ppb once the 2013-2015 readings are certified. Read on...
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Private Sewer Repair Program
Removing rainwater from the sewer system is part of the City's $200 million Overflow Control Plan to reduce sanitary sewer overflows and improve water quality. Much of the excess water comes from downspouts, sump pumps, and area drains improperly connected to the sanitary sewer. 
Private sewer pilot program.
Searching for Low Rates
The City is pursuing the Private Sewer Repair Program to find the most cost effective way to keep rainwater out of the sewer system, at no additional cost to the property owner. This program is designed to keep future rates as low as possible.

In the Private Sewer Repair Pilot Program the City will test various approaches to remove rainwater and ground water from the sewer system. Results will help officials decide the best course of action to take Citywide.
Wastewater System Upgrades
Protecting Water for Future Generations
The City of Springfield has reached an agreement with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources regarding the City's sewer system. The agreement, called an Amended Consent Judgment (PDF), calls for $50 million in improvements to the City's wastewater system.
Wastewater System Upgrade Video
Wastewater services are important because they protect water quality, safeguard public health and support future development. Read the full news release about the wastewater system upgrades (PDF).
What We Do
The Clean Water Services Division maintains the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) which serves an area of 145 square miles that includes the City of Springfield, surrounding Greene County, and the communities of Willard, Battlefield, and Strafford.

The POTW consists of the wastewater collection system and 2 treatment plants. On average over 39,000,000 gallons of wastewater are collected and treated every day. Quality improvement and pollution prevention programs ensure the protection of community and environmental health while increasing efficiency and innovation.