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 industrial sources.
The Department Superintendent is Bobby Arney. He started work at the City of Hope on May 14, 1998 in the Street Department after many years with the City of Prescott. Mr. Arney ran the maintenance side of Wastewater for many years and has recently retired from the National Guard and the City of Hope and returned to head the Wastewater Department.