News Flash

Home

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 Home

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
fireworks

Fireworks Use in Sioux Center

Posted on: May 21, 2020
Budget Review

Proposed Budget Lowers City Levy Rate

Posted on: February 5, 2020
Business people hold large check

Grant to Boost Local Growth Planning

Posted on: January 30, 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