The Public Works Department maintains the wastewater collection system for the City of Clive. All wastewater flows are transported through Clive in pipes ranging in size from 8" to 30" to the Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Des Moines.
The Wastewater Collection System provides for safe collection and transmission of wastewater through the City's underground sewer mains, collectors and interceptor lines. Systematic operations and maintenance programs help protect the capital investment and keep the system in good working order to provide consistent customer service and prevent overflows and backups. The purpose of the Wastewater division is to maintain the collection system in such a manner that protects the public safety, health and the environment. The City of Clive sanitary sewer collection system serves 15,447 residents in 4,909 residential units and numerous commercial businesses on nearly seven (7) square miles. The collection system is made up entirely of gravity mains ranging in size from 6” to 42”. The total length of the public collection system is 391,009 feet or 74 miles, with 1676 public manhole structures.