Sewer: Very few city sewer systems get much respect. It is a very necessary city service. We have 16 mile of sewer in the city. It reaches out to 99% of our residences. We are very lucky that we have only two lift stations to get the water to the sewer plant. Our treatment plant is very modern and works very well. It removes 99% of the pollutants before the treated water gets to the Pecatonica.
The treatment plant is a complex biological treatment system. It requires a lot of laboratory works and process control knowledge to operate it efficiently.