Waste Water Department Personnel:
Mike Born, Superintendent
The Waste Water Plant is located at:
24321 90th St. (on the NE side of town)
Waste Water Department Duties:
The WW department is responsible for the collection system, which includes all of the sewer mains, manholes, and lift stations in town.
Businesses, residential housing, and industries are responsible for their own sewer lines from their homes or buildings to the City's main sewers.
The collection system is what diverts all of the WW to the WW treatment plant. Once there, the employees are responsible for treating the WW so it will meet regulations mandated by the state and federal government before it's allowed to leave the plant.
This is accomplished by flowing through a series of screens and tanks at the treatment plant. Testing is done both on the site and sent out to private labs to ensure that the regulations are being met. There are many pieces of equipment in the collection system at the plant that are operated and maintained by a certified employee and two assistants of the City of Cresco.
If you are ever interested in a tour or have any questions, please feel free to call.