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Sewer & Wastewater

The City of Shelton collects and conveys household and industrial wastewater through multiple pump stations and miles of sewer lines. 

Shelton also operates and maintains its own wastewater treatment plant. The plant was designed to treat a high-flow of four million gallons per day, and annually averages about 2.2 million gallons daily. During the winter season, daily flow can exceed ten million gallons per day due to infiltration and inflow. Infiltration occurs when groundwater enters the sewer system through cracks, holes, faulty connections or other openings. Inflow occurs when surface water, such as stormwater, enters the sewer system through roof downspouts, connections, holes in manhole covers, illegal plumbing connections, or other defects.

SOMETHING WE DO NOT THINK ABOUT WHEN WE POUR LEFTOVER GREASE DOWN THE DRAIN.....

Need to talk to someone as soon as possible? In the event of an emergency, please call Public Works directly at 426-9731 to report the incident. After hours, you can report emergency or urgent situations to (360) 426-4441. Examples of emergency or urgent situations include: serious water leaks, fallen trees in the roadway, sewage backing up into a household or business, water across the roadway or flooding buildings, hazardous material spills on the roadways, dangerous city street roadway conditions, such as sinkholes and potholes.

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