News Flash

City News

Posted on: December 16, 2019

Community's New Wastewater Treatment Plant Begins Operation

Wastewater aeration basin

A new facility that will serve nearly every home and business in Sioux Center is now in operation.

Sioux Center’s new wastewater facility began treating wastewater in November and is now online.

“It’s been a long process and it is good to now see the result of that work and that long-term investment,” said Sioux Center Wastewater Department Head Zeke Ellis. “This plant has new processes and better technology, and we’re already seeing the benefits.”

The plant, at the southeast edge of Sioux Center, was designed to meet new, more stringent DNR standards and replace the community’s aging wastewater facility. It will treat the water to a higher standard and produce a cleaner effluent than the old treatment plant.

“We’re already seeing levels for ammonia and total suspended solids drop,” Ellis said. “The plant will also be decreasing nitrogen and phosphorous levels, and it has UV disinfection, which the old plant didn’t have.”

The plant’s technology gives staff real time data on all parts of the treatment process, allowing them to more closely watch the process and more efficiently keep the plant running smoothly.

“As we celebrate the completion of this major project, we also want to recognize the utilities staff. They keep standards high for service and are great stewards of our facilities,” said Utility Manager Murray Hulstein.

The Sioux Center Wastewater Department serves 2,536 customers, treating an average of 1.7 million gallons of wastewater daily. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Inside an indoor turf dome

Indoor Turf Sports Complex Moving Forward

Posted on: November 24, 2021
Three adult faces

Sioux Center Elects Council Members

Posted on: November 9, 2021
Work crew preparing basement for cement

Heritage Village Begins Historic Move

Posted on: October 28, 2021
Fire station

Fire Station 2 Open House on Oct. 7

Posted on: September 24, 2021
Lawn sprinkler sprays grass

Sioux Center Declares Water Watch

Posted on: June 8, 2021
Fireworks

Using Fireworks in Sioux Center

Posted on: May 27, 2021
Woman smiling

New Arts Director Brings Enthusiasm

Posted on: March 2, 2021
People gather around swing in park

Family Dedicates Swing in Mya’s Memory

Posted on: September 30, 2020
Police officer takes oath of office with others watching

New Officer Joins Sioux Center Police

Posted on: August 11, 2020
Man raises hand for oath

Vander Berg Begins Role on City Council

Posted on: January 2, 2020
Close up of map draft

Zoning updates to go into effect in 2020

Posted on: December 18, 2019