The Sanitary Sewer System
The Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District sanitary sewer system helps maintain cleaner, safer water for our families and businesses. Yes, it is costly. But it is an investment in our health, environment and economy for generations to come.
Construction of the SLRWD sanitary sewer system and treatment plant was completed in 2005. The collection system consists of:
- 150+ miles of force main
- 3000 residential grinder pump stations
- 21 main pumping stations with standby power generators at the major lift stations
- 348 air release valve stations
The wastewater treatment plant has a capacity of 1 million gallons per day and includes:
- 2-day polishing pond
- Ultraviolet disinfecting system
- Bio-solids processing facility
- Laboratory facilities
The plant’s staff includes a superintendent, a treatment plant operator, a laboratory technician, a bio-solids process equipment operator, a collection system supervisor, maintenance supervisor, and five collection system technicians. Our office staff consists of an office manager, two accounting department clerks, a permits clerk, and a small project inspectors.