The division operates and maintains the wastewater treatment facility for the purpose of treating all received wastewater. Once the water has been treated, it is discharged into Sager Creek for recreational use. Wastewater treatment is designed to treat 5.3 million gallons per day (MGD).
The Wastewater Division is also responsible for monitoring and regulating industrial wastewater discharges through the industrial pretreatment program, determining sewer service charges and connection fees for properties receiving City sewer service, and determining the need for grease interceptors for food service establishments.
Wastewater discharge to the City sewer system is regulated by Chapter 98, Article IV of the Siloam Springs Municipal Code.
To view the Municipal Code online, click here.
Industrial users (IUs) who propose to discharge industrial wastewater into the sewer system must complete an application for a wastewater discharge permit.
All operations staff are licensed with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
Anatomy of a Sanitary Sewer
The Sanitary Sewer is a complex system of underground pipes, manholes and pump stations that transport sewage from homes, businesses and industries to the wastewater treatment plant. For an overview of the system click here.