Sewer System & Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Vancouver's effective and efficient wastewater collection system includes approximately 716 miles of total sewer lines and 41 pump stations. These pumping stations provide a means of moving wastewater from areas lacking gravity sewer lines to an adjacent area where gravity lines exist. The total size of our collection system expands each year due to growth.
As of mid 2011, the City of Vancouver sewer district served an estimated 192,000 residents across a 55.8 square mile area. Our two wastewater treatment facilities, which serve those customers well, have been recognized for their environmental excellence.
Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP)Is your home on a septic system? If so, we invite you to learn more about Vancouver’s Sewer Connection Incentive Program (SCIP). SCIP provides an easy and affordable solution to septic owners in our service area who are ready to make the connection to our safe, reliable public wastewater system.
Be Smart - Know what to flushJust because the label says 'flushable' doesn't mean it's treatable or good for plumbing. Many new products, such as wipes, claim to be flushable. However, that doesn't mean they're treatable in our wastewater system. The fact is, some things should NEVER be flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. Here's what you should know to protect your home's plumbing, your community's...
Partnering with Clark Regional Wastewater DistrictClark Regional Wastewater District and the City of Vancouver are working together to ensure wastewater treatment and services in these service areas provide service flexibility, rate protection and future stability for sewer customers and District employees.