The City of Cottonwood operates and maintains a 1.5 million gallon a day (MGD) wastewater treatment plant located on W Mingus Avenue, 60 miles of collection system main lines, five sewage lift stations and a reclaimed water distribution system. The wastewater division is also responsible for the tap installations for residential and business and the completion of public information requests.
The Mingus WWTP is a modified University of Capetown process that was part of a plant expansion completed in 2000. The original treatment facility at Mingus was a Sequence Batch reactor which was completed around 1988. This plant produces a Class A+ effluent (reclaimed water) which is utilized at numerous locations. (See the reclaimed water page for more information).
Riverfront Water Reclamation Facility a .300 MGD satellite plant
Ground water injection at both Mingus and riverfront facilities.