Wastewater Treatment Facility - City of Woodburn

Wastewater Treatment Facility

The City of Woodburn operates a Class I-SP treatment facility. The treatment facility is a flow-through waste stabilization lagoon with controlled discharge capabilities. The facility is a 4.00 MDG discharge with chlorination/de-chlorination capabilities.

The collection system is 100% separated sanitary sewer by design with one overflow point into the Marsh Ditch.

The City of Woodburn Utility Department has several projects in the works for 2017 and 2018. In 2017 they will be receiving quotes on re-lining/repairing several areas of the sewer collection system. They will also be smoke testing the mobile home park and Woodlan High School. Please also note, that the City Utility Department will be going door to door inspecting sump pumps to detect any illegal connections. The City is also continuing its efforts on the design, bid, and construction phases of the new sewer facility.

Sump pumps: Illegally connected sump pumps is one of the biggest contributors to high volume influent water entering the sewer treatment facility. If your sump pump is connected to the sanitary sewer line, you are asked to disconnect it from the sanitary line and either discharge it to the ground or connect it to a storm line. If you do not know whether or not you are connected to the sanitary or the storm line, please contact the Superintendent, Ryan Walls, at 260-450-2410 to schedule an inspection. Note: the City has no interest in ‘busting’ residents, we only wish to make sure that these activities cease as much as possible going forward.