The Utilities Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant located on Twin Cities Road and 12 sewer lift stations. Necessary functions include operation and maintenance of pump stations, mechanical aerators, biological treatment of wastewater, solids handling, laboratory analysis of raw and treated wastewater, disinfection of treated wastewater, and disposal of treated wastewater and biosolids.
The sewer lift stations pump raw wastewater that is collected throughout the City and pumps it to the wastewater treatment plant. The wastewater treatment plant is currently operating at approximately 2.2 million gallons per day (mgd) with a plant capacity of 3.0 mgd. This equates to an approximate usage of 100 gallons per person in the City of Galt. The treated wastewater is reclaimed for irrigation of crops during the dry season of May through October and discharged to Laguna creek during the wet season of November through April. The function for wastewater collection and treatment is a 24-hour a day, 7 days a week operation.