Water & Sewer Department

Superintendent: George Pearl

Water

The West Liberty Water Department’s mission is to provide the best water quality and customer service possible. We have the capacity of delivering 750,000 gallons of water per day deriving from two Jordan Aquifer wells.

In 2014 the plant was upgraded with a treatment process consisting of aeration and sand filtering that removes iron and magnesium from the water. In 2017 the water plant upgraded to a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility.

Through the two processes we have the capacity to deliver 750,000 gallons of water cleaner, healthier and with significantly reducing sediment or scaling build up and further reducing the need for individual water softeners or conditioning agents.

The distribution system has water mains that range from 4″ to 12″ and metering ranges from ¾ to 6″ with approximately 250 fire hydrants and 25 miles of water mains supporting our customers.

Sewer

The City’s wastewater operations are quite large for a community of 3,700. The presence of West Liberty Foods along with the rest of the city created a need for a Grade IV wastewater plant. The plant has a design capacity of 2.21 million gallons per day, with average daily flows in excess of 1.4 million.
Using the activated sludge process, the plant eliminates 99% of the contaminants.

Plant operations are overseen by CH2M HILL OMI, a professional operations and management company. Sewer structures throughout the rest of the city are managed and maintained by the city’s public works department.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant is operated by CH2M HILL OMI and is located at 615 E A St.