Welcome to the Wastewater Management Department
The City of Spokane Wastewater Management Department provides customer services relating to wastewater collection systems,
wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and combined sewer overflow reduction. All of these services are designed and
managed to protect our local water resources; both our rivers and groundwater, which are intimately connected.
All of our services are linked through our Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP) to assure that every effort is being
made to protect Spokane's water in an integrated fashion. As our WQIP logo depicts, it takes many helping hands to protect
our most precious natural resource.
The City is working to improve the health of the Spokane River by transforming its approach to managing stormwater and wastewater
that enters the Spokane River. The City is developing what’s called an Integrated Plan
that would prioritize projects based on their positive environmental impact to the River. The City is working to develop
a plan that is environmentally and financially responsible. The City will make a huge investment in this work and wants
to ensure that we are getting the best results for our River and our citizens.
The department employs over 170 full-time and regular part-time staff, with an annual operating budget of over $42 million
dollars (excluding major capital expenditures). The current annual budget, and associated program allocations, can be viewed
by clicking here. You can also link to information on the Wastewater
Management Department organization, Wastewater Management Department's annual report,
2012-2017 Six-year Comprehensive Wastewater Program,
and wastewater rates.
Overview of Services Provided
The Wastewater Management Department provides services relating to routine maintenance, treatment, and wet weather operations,
including the following program areas: Wastewater Collection Systems,
Riverside Park Water Reclamation Facility, Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction, and
Stormwater Management. Please visit these program area sites for more information.
In addition, the City of Spokane is involved with many regional programs aimed at protecting our water resources and assuring
that adequate water is available for future growth. You may be interested in visiting the following sites to learn more
about water resource protection and management activities in our region.
Spokane Aquifer Joint Board
Middle Spokane and Little Spokane River Watershed Planning
We believe that clean water is fundamental to life itself. Because of this vision, Wastewater Management will: 1) serve
the regional community by protecting public health, property and the environment; 2) provide efficient service, both now
and in the future, by utilizing sound financial and natural resource management practices; 3) enlist the support of the
public and align our organizational structure for the attainment of this vision; 4) continue to give the customer the best
service value in the Pacific Northwest; and 5) recognize that our employees, as members of this community, are the key to
Departmental Annual Reports
Annual Report - FY 2011 (PDF, 2.9MB)
Annual Report - FY 2010 (PDF, 3.7MB)
Annual Report - FY 2009 (PDF, 819KB)
Annual Report - FY 2008 (PDF, 6.1MB)
Annual Report - FY 2007 (PDF, 2.4MB)
Annual Report - FY 2006 (PDF, 5.3MB)