Wastewater Treatment

The Wastewater Treatment Plant is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city sewer system. The system consists of 21 lift stations, 77 miles of pipeline, and the Treatment Plant. 

Inspections of all new sewer connections are now being handled by the Building Safety Division. Contact them at 763-635-1060 with questions or for more information.

From Faucets to Flushes - The Journey of Wastewater

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water that goes down your sink after you wash your hands, run the faucet, or flush a toilet? This is called wastewater, and it embarks on quite a journey to eventually become clean, drinkable water. Last year, City of Elk River Wastewater Operator, Andy Kitzman explained this journey in a relatable, understandable, and even humorous way.

In fact, the American Public Works Association (APWA) is honoring “From Faucets to Flushes and Beyond: The Journey of Wastewater” with its coveted Exceptional Performance in Journalism award for 2022.

Elk River Public Works staff members will accept the award at the Public Works Expo in Charlotte, NC in late August.