The Sewer Department is responsible for managing and maintaining the sewer infrastructure within a municipality. The Sewer Department plays a crucial role in protecting public health, the environment, and the overall quality of life in Elko by managing wastewater in a safe and efficient manner. Properly functioning sewer systems are essential for development and the well-being of residents.

Sewer System Maintenance: Regular inspection, maintenance, and repair of the sewer lines, pipes, and related infrastructure to ensure proper functioning.

Sewer Cleaning: Periodically cleaning sewer lines to remove debris, sediment, and blockages that could impede the flow of wastewater.

Sewer Backup Response: Addressing sewer backups and blockages within the public sewer system to prevent overflows and property damage.

Sewer Line Inspections: Conducting inspections of sewer lines to identify and address issues like leaks, cracks, or deteriorating infrastructure.

Sewer Connection Permits: Managing permits and regulations for property owners connecting to the public sewer system.

Sewer System Expansion and Upgrades: Planning for the expansion and improvement of the sewer system to accommodate growth and comply with environmental regulations.

Compliance with Regulations: Ensuring that the city's sewer system adheres to federal, state, and local environmental and health regulations.

Emergency Response: Responding to sewer-related emergencies, such as sewer line breaks or spills, in a timely and effective manner.

Public Education: Providing information to the public about proper sewer use, including what can and cannot be disposed of in the sewer system.

Environmental Protection: Implementing measures to protect local water bodies and the environment from pollution caused by wastewater discharge.

Infrastructure Planning:
Developing long-term plans for sewer system infrastructure maintenance and upgrades.

Collaboration: Collaborating with other city departments, such as the Department of Environmental Services and the Public Works Department, to ensure the proper functioning of the entire municipal infrastructure.

Regulatory Reporting: Preparing and submitting required reports to regulatory agencies regarding wastewater treatment and discharge.

1600 Sewer Treatment Road