The Wastewater Department helps keep our community healthy, clean and comfortable. We provide a crucial service that benefits every person, every home, every business, and the environment of Bellevue. We protect community health by controlling where waste goes, and by managing the treatment of this waste.
The Wastewater Collection System is the combination of 335 miles of sanitary sewer lines, 5,289 manholes, 21 pumping stations, and all private service lines and connections that collect wastewater and transport it to the two municipal wastewater treatment facilities: The Omaha Papio Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Omaha Missouri Wastewater Treatment Plant. The pipelines start out in most areas as 6-8" in diameter and increase to up to 96" as they enter the treatment plants.
Large infrastructure upgrades to the Wastewater Collection System are detailed in the Capital Improvement Program. These CIP projects are reviewed and approved by the Bellevue City Council. That document outlines expected expenditures for infrastructure to increase treatment capacities and install new sanitary sewer trunk lines to match the expected growth of the City.
Our department of 7 crew people, one admin person, and one supervisor provides 24-hour service to the entire City of Bellevue area customers. Employees are on-call to respond to service problems or questions throughout the year. If you experience sewer service problems, please call 402-293-3135 or call 911 if you have an emergency sewer issue after hours. A field crew will investigate the nature of the problem as soon as possible.