Wastewater FAQ

Operator requirements:

  • Experience must be earned at the type of plant or system for which certification is desired.
  • Level I, 6 months and 35 contact hours within one year of employment.
  • Level II, 1 year and 70 contact hours within two year of employment.
  • Level III, 2 years total, 1 at Class II or higher facility and 300 contact hours within 4 years of employment.
  • Level IV, 3 years total, 2 at Class III or higher facility and 400 contact hours within 5 years of employment.

 Mechanic requirements:

  • Must have extensive pump and motor mechanical experience.
  • Technical troubleshooting.
  • Electrical knowledge.
  • Willingness to understand plant process.



Biosolids are removed daily to make room for more waste. They are then sent to a filter belt press which removes excess water, and the remaining material is transported to the landfill for use in composting.

Yes, the Wastewater Treatment Plant is regulated by the Department of Environmental Quality and EPA to follow strict discharge guidelines.

In the event of an accidental dump, please contact the Wastewater Treatment Plant at (307) 674-7038.

Anything that could potentially harm the biological process of our plant, such as: fats, oils and grease, prescription medicines, all petroleum products, acids, pesticides and harsh cleaners.

The effluent water is filtered using a 100 micron fileter before it is utilized within the plant. The filtered water is used for the filter belt press wash down process, landscaping and non-potable hose reel system.

The plant is classified as a Level IV plant.

Yes, each backup operator is fully trained in lab analysis and we do have a full time Laboratory Coordinator.

The plant uses an Alar grease removal system/Lakeside septage receiving equipment for inorganic material removal.

Yes, please contact us to schedule a tour. Our contact information can be found in the top left portion of your screen.

No, we do not.

Treated and dewatered sludge is transported to the City landfill to be mixed with green waste for composting.

No, we do not.

The plant is rated at 4.4 million gallons per day.

The plant uses an activated sludge extended aeration process.