Clean water is critical for sustaining life and health of any community, yet, people often take for granted the flow of used water (wastewater) out of their homes or businesses. Wastewater, once it disappears down sinks, toilets, floor drains or other outlets, flows through a network of underground sewer pipes making its way to wastewater treatment facilities where it is cleaned and safely reused and/or released back to the environment.
The City of Fresno owns over 1,500 miles of sewer pipes and other sanitary collection system infrastructure like manholes and lift stations. It also owns the seventh largest wastewater reclamation facility in California which is the Fresno-Clovis Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility (RWRF), a secondary level treatment facility and the North Fresno Wastewater Reclamation Facility (NFWRF), a tertiary level treatment facility.
Safely and effectively operating and maintaining the sanitary collection system and wastewater treatment facilities protects the community’s health and welfare.
Collection System Infrastructure Map (pdf)
FRESNO-CLOVIS REGIONAL WASTEWATER RECLAMATION FACILITY
SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY MAINTAINING FRESNO'S WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
As a nationally-recognized industry leader in wastewater management, the City of Fresno Wastewater Management Division provides high-quality wastewater collection, treatment, and reclamation services in a professional and competitive manner in order to preserve the environment and ensure the health, safety, and economic vitality of the community.