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Wastewater Department

Mike Baca and Chad DeVore with the City of Pueblo Wastewater Department are being credited with saving a two-week-old
baby girl from train tracks in Southern Colorado.

City worker saves baby on train tracks

Public Hearing

100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Union Avenue and Victoria Avenue
2013 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

March 18, 2014 at 2pm
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce
302 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Fortino Conference Room, 3rd Floor

This project meeting will address the removing and replacing of the sanitary sewer in the alleys of the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Union Avenue and Victoria Avenue by the City of Pueblo James R. DiIorio Water Reclamation Facility.  The point of contact is Bruce Maurello, Engineering Supervisor, 719-553-2890.

 City of Pueblo Water Reclamation Facility
$1.08 Million Grant From the State of Colorado to Help Meet Long-term Changes in
 Water Quality Rules.

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Duties & Responsibilities
The mission of the Wastewater Department is to collect and reclaim waste water in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment. This is done by:
  • Collecting sanitary sewage from residences, businesses, and industries 
  • Conveying sewage to the Wastewater Treatment Facility safely and efficiently 
  • Treating sewage to levels specified by federal and state law 
  • Disposing of residual materials in compliance with legal requirements 

  • Discharge only nontoxic effluent that meets standards protective of public health and the environment
  • Maintain and develop firm treatment and collection-system capacity to meet the ongoing needs of community development and the changing requirements of environmental law
  • Meet all legal requirements in a continuous, cost-effective manner 
  • Recycle or dispose of treatment process residuals, meet solids stabilization requirements, and limit odor problems 
  • Upgrade employee training and skill levels in all aspects of treatment, maintenance, laboratory analysis, and safety, including cross-training between disciplines to achieve greater efficiency


Contact Information
Gene Michael Director of Wastewater

Gene Michael

Director of Wastewater

Water Reclamation Facility
Engineering Building
1300 South Queens Ave
Pueblo, CO 81001

Ph: (719) 553-2898

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm