By remboltludtke

Why Sioux Falls may need to spend millions on wastewater treatment

Posted in Water Watch

Sioux Falls Argus Leader:

It’s not as sexy as a shiny new event center. Or an indoor swimming pool.

But when Sioux Falls residents flush their toilets, take showers or wash dishes, they expect the intricate systems of pipes, lifts and pump stations found throughout every neighborhood in town — and a massive treatment facility on the city’s eastern outskirts — to work.

And with the town’s population surge putting more demand on the Sioux Falls sewer system than ever before, Mayor Paul TenHaken and the city’s Public Works Department are gearing up for the single largest infrastructure investment in Sioux Falls history.

It’ll also mean higher sewer rates for Sioux Falls residents.