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    Aaron Qualls

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    Aaron Qualls

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    Allison Wildman

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    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

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    Allison Wildman

Contact Us:

Wastewater Plant:
(208) 263-3433 / e-mail

Sewer Collection:
(208) 263-3428 / e-mail

After Hours Emergencies:
(866) 482-4804 (toll free)

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The Wastewater Division is responsible for the collection and treatment of sanitary sewage.  There are seven full time employees who operate fifteen sewage pump stations, 30 miles of sewer main and a 4.5 mgd secondary wastewater treatment plant.   Under permit from the USEPA the city discharges treated wastewater to the Pend Oreille River.  Biosolids, the result of dewatering sewage sludge is put to beneficial use by spreading on permitted hay fields and forested areas.

In addition to the fifteen sewage pump stations the wastewater collection crew cleans sewer mains with a Vactor sewer cleaning truck, videos sewer mains, eliminates sources of unwanted water (I/I) entering the sewer system and troubleshoots problems for over 2500 sewer connections.

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