Wastewater Services

The Environmental Services Wastewater Management Division is made up of the sanitary sewer collection system, wastewater treatment plants and the industrial pretreatment and Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) programs. These programs help to protect our water quality, safeguard public health, support a healthy community and promote environmental and economic status. 


Sewer Rates  Past, Present & Future Charges

The rates below were approved by City Council on November 28, 2016.
Learn more about your sewer rates here.

Effective Date
Monthly Customer Charge
Volume Charge Per CCF (748 gals.)
BOD5 Charge Per Pound
TSS Charge Per Pound
% Rate Change
July 1, 2017$18.52$2.02$0.300$0.1245%
July 1, 2018$19.10$2.21$0.300$0.1246%
July 1, 2019$19.80$2.40$0.300$0.1266%

Wastewater Treatment Plants  you flush it, we clean it

The City of Springfield is home to two nationally recognized and award winning treatment facilities. Located on the Northwest and Southwest corners of the City, these plants treat a combined daily average of nearly 50 million gallons of wastewater and clean the water we dirty before returning it back into the Little Sac River and Wilson's Creek.


Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant Link
Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plan

Keep F.O.G. out of our sewers  Fats, oils & grease

It's an icky job, but keeping our City's wastewater collection system flowing smoothly, without interference, is immensely important. The FOG Management Plan was enacted in order to inspect, enforce, and identify impairments in the system related to commercial facilities and Food Service Establishments (FSEs). Learn about compliance and best practices for FSEs.


Developers  Permits & Fees

Working on public sewer lines or expanding usage through new developments require permits and, in some cases, accompanying fees. Our wastewater collection system is an intricate system and applications are required for all developers in need of a permit.

Learn more about City Code and Fees.


PSRP - Citizen

Private Sewer Repair Program  Partnering with You

This program helps to address and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows and backups on private properties. Often, incorrectly connected sump pumps, drains and downspouts are the cause. By partnering with the community, we are able to evaluate and repair issues in order to minimize and reduce future concerns.
Find out if your property is eligible for a no-cost evaluation.