WasteWater Treatment Facilities

Elk Valley WasteWater Treatment Plant

The City of Ozark operates 2 wastewater treatment facilities, the north 22nd street facility has a design capacity of 2.1 million gallons per/day and the new Elk Valley facility completed in 2009, is capable of treating 1.0 million gallons per/day. Both facilities are extended aeration ditches with, biological nutrient removal, tertiary filtration and ultraviolet disinfection.

Sanitary Sewer System

The process for obtaining connection to the City of Ozark’s sanitary sewer system and the fee schedule for connection is outlined in the document titled Procedures for connection to City of Ozark Utilities, (water and sewer).

If it becomes necessary to cut into a city street to do a connection or repair, a street cut permit with a deposit will be required. Public Works’ approval is required before the permit is issued.

Sewer Master Plan

View the Sewer Master Plan Here

The City of Ozark provides sanitary sewer collection and treatment for its residents.  Our sanitary sewer collection and conveyance system consists of approximately 126.7 miles of gravity sewer mains, 10.3 miles of force mains and 19 lift stations.  Flow is conveyed to the North 22nd Street Wastewater Treatment Plant by utilizing 18 lift stations and one inverted siphon.  All flow tributary to the North Plant is conveyed via the FASCO Lift Station, OTC Lift Station, and Pro Realty Lift Station.  Flow is conveyed to the Elk Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant primarily through gravity sewer mains. 

Flow Equalization

The purpose of a Sewer Master Plan is to analyze the entire sanitary sewer collection and treatment system.  Capital improvements are then recommended based on projected growth and maximizing operating efficiency of the system.  The report will project population growth and sewage flows over the next 30 years and recommend projects for immediate implementation along with long term planning.

Properly planning for future growth is absolutely essential.  Did you know that the Missouri Department of Economic Development projects population growth from 2000-2030 for Christian County at 141%. 

The City of Ozark will utilize the data compiled in the Sewer Master Plan to:

1.      Identify Areas of Known Concern

2.      Prioritize Capital Improvement Projects

3.      Eliminate / Minimize  Stormwater from Entering Into Our Sewer Collection System

4.      Construct Treatment Facility Improvements

5.      Properly Plan for Future Growth

We are currently working to rehabilitate manholes in Ozark

  • 215 manholes to be relined that will create a like new manhole
  • These manhole are deteriorating  and are in  need of maintenance.
  • The company is Visu-Sewer
  • The manhole portion will take about a year
  • This project is mainly to address our I&I (Inflow and Infiltration) which is when outside water (stormwater) infiltrates our sewer lines and manholes.