Wastewater Department

Wastewater DepartmentResponsibilities

Andover’s Wastewater Department is responsible for treating over 260,000,000 gallons of raw sewage annually. This work, combined with approximately 150 new sewer hookups each year, keeps our Wastewater Department busy year-round.

In addition to regular wastewater treatment duties, the Wastewater Department cleans one-third of the City's sewer lines each year. As part of an ongoing maintenance program, contractors line approximately 4,500 feet of sewer lines and rehab 20 manholes in an effort to prevent groundwater from entering the sewer system. The rehabilitation of the sewer lines and manholes has allowed the average daily flows to remain steady while the number of sewer connections continues to increase. The wastewater department has also been involved with the Global Positioning System mapping of the City’s sewer system.

Energy Efficiency Report

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Wichita State University (WSU) conducted an Energy Efficiency Assessment of Andover's Wastewater Plant in the first quarter of 2014. The results of that report were very encouraging, with minimal recommendations for improvement. The Wastewater Department will continue to look into what can be done to reduce energy usage without hurting the treatment process. To see the full report and related Wastewater Treatment Plant nutrient data, click here.

Future Plans

Future plans for the Wastewater Department include continued rehabilitation of the City’s existing sewer system, as well as expansion of collection and treatment facilities.

Green Waste Disposal

Click here for more information about Green Waste disposal in Andover.

Public Map

Click HERE for a map of all public utilities.

Sewer Cleaning

Click HERE for information regarding the cleaning of sewer lines