The City of Waukee built the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant in May of 1998 to operate the sanitary sewer utility which consists of 68.4 miles of gravity sewer, 14 miles of pressure sewer and 1,455 sanitary manholes. The purpose of the sanitary sewer is to carry waste from the source to the wastewater treatment plant. There are currently a total of 13 lift stations, seven are permanent lift stations, six are temporary lift stations, along with 103
E-One grinder pumps located throughout the community whose purpose is to move the sewage from a collection site or well to a higher point where it can gravity flow to the wastewater treatment plant. The City treats approximately 541.8 million gallons of sewer per year. The Wastewater Department tests the effluent of the plant three times a week, the City continually reaches high quality effluent levels that exceed the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Standards.
The City of Waukee opted into the Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) in 2006 which allows for additional sanitary sewer capacity to meet the needs of our growing community.