The mission of Water Pollution Control is the protection of the environment and public health through the management of wastewater and stormwater.
The Water Pollution Control Division operates and maintains two City owned wastewater treatment plant: the Oakland Wastewater Treatment Plant and the North Topeka Wastewater Treatment Plant. The wastewater treatment plants have the combined capacity to treat, on the average, 28 million gallons of wastewater daily. Associated with the wastewater treatment plants are over 76 pump stations, 13,000 manholes, and 840 miles of sewers.
In addition, the Division operates and maintains the storm-water system. The Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of approximately 15,000 storm drains, 200 miles of storm sewers, 35 miles of channels, and 12 miles of river levees within the City of Topeka. Visit Green Topeka - we are leading the way in innovative stormwater management.