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18 East 22nd St.
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Ph: (308) 233-3215
Sewer Treatment
Seven employees maintain the Wastewater Treatment Plant and 17 lift stations throughout the City. Wastewater treatment must comply with requirements established by the U.S.E.P.A. and the Nebraska D.E.Q.

For more information, please contact Sewer Treatment at (308) 233-3715.

Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Wastewater Treatment Plant provides secondary treatment utilizing trickling filters and solids contact basins. The Treatment Plant is required to disinfect the effluent during the months of May through September.

The effluent is disinfected with sodium hypochlorite. The chlorine residual in the effluent as a result of sodium hypochlorite addition must be reduced to a level of .027 mg/l by adding sodium bisulfite to the effluent prior to discharge into the North Channel of the Platte River.

The ammonia limit in the effluent is 2.47 mg/l on a monthly average. There is also a dissolved oxygen limit. The effluent dissolved oxygen limit is 2.0 mg/l at a minimum on a daily basis.