Wastewater Utility

About the Division
The wastewater utility manages the city’s collection system and treatment works. There are nine full-time employees in this utility and two seasonal or part time. Typical tasks performed include cleaning and video inspection of sewer lines, maintaining lift stations, along with operation and maintenance of the treatment plant.

Wastewater collection and treatment has been a part of the Chanute’s history for at least 120 years. There are sewer lines that date back to 1900, and perhaps before. The current treatment plant was put online in March 1983, and there were at least two treatment works before that. One, closed in 1983, was built in the 1950’s. The other which was located on the east edge of Katy Park was known to exist in the 1930’s.