Clean Water Services

  1. Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

    The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10. Read on...
  2. Earth Month 2015 full of activities and educational opportunities

    Planned activities include a native plant workshop and sale at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a tree-planting relay on Arbor Day April 10 and many other opportunities for fun and learning. Read on...
  3. Arbor Day poster contest winner to be honored with tree-dedication ceremony tomorrow

    Cowden Elementary fifth-grader Marion Deweerd will be honored with a tree-dedication ceremony for her city-wide and state of Missouri award-winning Arbor Day poster at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cowden Elementary School. Read on...
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Private Sewer Repair Pilot Program
Removing rainwater from the sewer system is part of the City's $50 million Early Action Program to reduce 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.