The Sioux Center Wastewater Department serves 2,536 customers, treating an average of 1.7 million gallons of wastewater daily at the wastewater treatment plant southeast of the community.
The Wastewater Department is responsible for operating and maintaining wastewater collection and treatment. Specific duties include:
- Maintaining and repairing deteriorated storm sewer intakes and mains
- Monitoring and testing wastewater entering and exiting the treatment plant
- Operating the wastewater treatment plant
- Performing routine cleaning and jetting of sewer mains
- Performing routine inspections on manholes, lift stations and sewer mains
- Preparing monthly reports as required by the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency
- Providing customer support for wastewater-related concerns and questions
Sioux Center has two systems to collect wastewater - the sanitary sewer system and the storm sewer system. View more information on Sioux Center's wastewater collection systems.
In case of a wastewater emergency, contact the City Office at 712-722-0761 (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday) or after business hours call 712-441-2472.
- What do I do if one of my floor drains, toilets, or showers backs up?
If water backs up in a basement floor drain when the washer runs or someone is using the shower or bathroom facilities, the problem is most likely within the home's private service line and you should call a drain cleaning company.
- What part of the sewer system is the customer responsible for maintaining and repairing?
The Wastewater Department maintains and repairs all sewer mains and manholes located in the street rights of way and easements. The customer is responsible for the individual service that connects to the sewer main.
You may also view a drawing of your sewer service.
- Can I discharge my sump pump into the sanitary sewer system?
Sump pumps shall not be connected into the sanitary sewer pipes or drains. The extra flow that sump pumps add to the sanitary sewer system causes the collection system to overflow. It could also cause the treatment plant to not work properly.
Sump pump lines should be discharged onto your property or into the gutter line at the street. If you live in a newer subdivision, sump pump drain lines are installed near the street for connection.