View Department Staff/ Position / Years of Service
Donna Archibald ~ Foreman 19 yrs
Van Chenoweth ~ Bio-Solids & Operations 8 yrs
Jeremy Coles ~ Collections 5 yrs
Jade Lewis ~ Lab Tech, Pretreatment 9 yrs
Brett Mitchell ~ Operations & Maintenance 3 yrs
Don Perry ~ Lab & Operations 3 yrs
Paul Richey ~ Collections & Operations 6 yrs
Jeff Schroeder ~ Maintenance & Operations 12 yrs
License Application Forms and Information
The Wastewater Departments' responsibilities include the operation of the wastewater
collection system, pumping stations, and the treatment plant and related facilities.
Responsibilities also include the monitoring of all industrial and commercial users of the system
to ensure that substances that would be harmful to the treatment system or process are not
discharged into the collection system.
The treatment plant has a capacity of 5.5 million gallons per day and is presently
operating at approximately 3.0 million gallons per day and a peak average of 4.0 million
gallons per day. The treatment plant provides for the treatment of wastewater from Rexburg,
Sugar City, and the City of Teton. The wastewater system also includes seven pumping stations
to transport the wastewater flows to the treatment plant.
April 15, 1993 ~ The city began removing the rip rap from the old lagoon, known as A-pond.
October 6, 1994 ~ First flow entered into the newly constructed treatment plant. At this point in
time the average daily flow was around 1.9 mgd.
October 8, 1994 ~ The Oxidation ditches foamed up and over the walls, but it smelled great.
In August of 2000 it was determined our facility was no longer big enough to handle the loading accumulated with by the city. At this time the city chose to expand the
Waste Water Treatment Plant by adding an additional clarifier and oxidation ditch.
The City of Rexburg is growing in leaps and bounds, the Waste Water Treatment Plant
continues to grow and keep up with the changes.
In 2006, the city decided to expand the facility again to help facilitate the bio solids loading. The expansion included two gravity belt thickeners, an aeration system (added to the existing digesters)
and a 174,000 gallon waste holding tank.
In the summer of 2010 the Waste Water Treatment Plant underwent construction to upgrade the Headwork’s Facility. This project introduced a new bio tower, bio tower pump station, and two new
splitter boxes. This addition has greatly increased production and the operations of the plant.
The City of Rexburg’s Waste Water Treatment Plant is always striving to keep up with the growing population and make its facility better for the community. They have a great staff that continues
to ensure the plant is moving in the right direction. They encourage the public to visit the Treatment
Plant and get a true understanding of how the process works. The Waste Water Treatment Plant is
looking forward to seeing new faces and listening to suggestions from the community. Please contact
our facility to schedule a tour at 208-359-3035.
Treated Waste Water
Treated wastewater is discharged to the South Fork of the Teton River at a point just upstream
of the Highway 20 river bridge. The treated water is monitored daily for quality. The level of
treatment of the wastewater is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The treated
water from the treatment plant is always well below the mandated limits, and in fact is usually
cleaner than the water in the Teton River.
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