Clean Water Services

  1. City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter dove right into urgent stormwater management issues at a joint meeting of Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission today. Read on...
  2. Green Building Task Force recommends program to finance energy conservation improvements

    The Springfield Greene-County Green Building Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission at a joint meeting Jan. 27 at noon at the Greene County Archives & Election Center. Read on...
  3. Green Building Task Force to present recommendations to Council and Greene County Commission today

    The Springfield Greene-County Green Building Task Force will present its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission at a joint meeting today at noon at the Greene County Archives & Election Center. Media are encouraged to attend. 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.