Sewer System & Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Vancouver's effective and efficient wastewater collection system includes approximately 716 miles of total sewer lines and 41 pump stations. These pumping stations provide a means of moving wastewater from areas lacking gravity sewer lines to an adjacent area where gravity lines exist. The total size of our collection system expands each year due to growth.
As of mid 2011, the City of Vancouver sewer district served an estimated 192,000 residents across a 55.8 square mile area. Our two wastewater treatment facilities, which serve those customers well, have been recognized for their environmental excellence.
Ongoing coordination of services with Clark Regional Wastewater District
The City of Vancouver and Clark Regional Wastewater District have approved two new wastewater treatment and services agreements aimed at providing service flexibility, rate protection and future stability for sewer customers of both agencies and district employees. The agreements basically change the relationship between the two agencies from customer-treatment provider to partners.
Watch for additional information about our Wastewater programs to be posted here soon.
Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP)Is your home on a septic system? If so, we invite you to learn more about Vancouver’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP). SCIP provides an easy and affordable solution to septic owners in our service area who are ready to make the connection to our safe, reliable public wastewater system.
Be Smart - Know what to flushJust because the label says 'flushable' doesn't mean it's treatable or good for plumbing. Many new products, such as wipes, claim to be flushable. However, that doesn't mean they're treatable in our wastewater system. The fact is, some things should NEVER be flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Here's what you should know to protect your home's plumbing, your community's...