Office: 156 East First Street | New Richmond, WI 54017
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 7:00 - 11:30 am

Wastewater


Erik Evenson
Director of Public Works
715-243-0439
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Steve Skinner
Lead Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
715-246-2726
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Lori Brinkman
Public Works Assistant
715-243-0426
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1.WW_WebMISSION: The mission of the New Richmond WWTP is to protect the City’s interests and the environment by staying in compliance with E.P.A. and Wisconsin D.N.R. regulations in the most cost effective manner.

The City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) treats on average 640,000 gallons per day of wastewater generated in the City of New Richmond. The wastewater is treated for the removal of solids, organic material, nutrients, and pathogens before being discharged to the Willow River. The treatment process consists of a grit channel with screening, primary clarification, secondary clarification, chemical phosphorus removal, single stage activated sludge process and ultraviolet disinfection. Our discharge limits are determined by E.P.A. and Wisconsin D.N.R.. The following is a list of some operational and maintenance requirements for staff:

1)    Understand equipment and process
2)    Clean screens, weirs, channels, pumps and general housekeeping
3)    Collect samples and laboratory testing; using results for process control
        and D.N.R. reporting
4)    Generally understand of the use of computers
5)    Maintain accurate records
6)    Serve on the board of the West Central Wisconsin Biosolids Facility
7)    Recognize plant upsets and make appropriate operational adjustments
8)    Set up and maintain a preventive maintenance program
9)    Maintain the appropriate state license to operate the facility and acquire
        the necessary contact hours to maintain the license    

STAFFING: The staff at the WWTP consists of Lead Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Steve Skinner and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Greg Hermansen.
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