The Wastewater Department strives to safely and efficiently collect and
treat up to 2 million gallons of domestic and industrial waste daily
from almost 5,000 Hope customers.
This department maintains the lines
and pump stations as well as run the two treatment plants and also takes
care of all the street signs in Hope.
The City of Hope Wastewater Collection System consists of 115 miles of
waste collection lines, over 2000 manholes, and 6 pump stations. The
maintenance crew uses high-pressure water pump and a variety of
chemicals to clean and unblock the sewer lines.
Our two treatment plants were built in the mid 1970's and are still
running well today. The larger plant can handle over a million gallons
of effluent each day, while the smaller one about 750,000 gallons.
Waste comes from a combination of residential, commercial, and
The Department Superintendent is Scott Ross. Mr. Ross began his
career with the City of Hope in 2006 as a Wastewater Operator and
eventually Lab Technician. After a 3 year departure to work for the
State of Arkansas, he returned in 2015 and is presently over the entire
Wastewater Department, including line maintenance.