Wastewater Treatment Facility

The City of Detroit Lakes Wastewater Treatment system serves a population of 9,500 residents, along with commercial customers.  In 2016, the system treated an average daily flow of 1.3 Million Gallons per Day.  The wastewater is conveyed to the treatment facility by underground piping and 60 lift stations.

The new wastewater plant is being driven by new regulatory requirements for extremely low phosphorous limits and aging facilities. To meet the new stringent limits, we have invested in a new treatment facility on the existing site along West Willow Street. 


Below is a conceptual view of the facility.