Sewer Division

The Sewer Division is comprised of 17 employees in charge of maintaining the city's vast sewer systems, manholes, catch basins, and levee systems. There are approximately 225 miles of sanitary sewer and 120 miles of storm sewers in Council Bluffs. That is almost enough mileage to take you from Council Bluffs to Kansas City and back. As part of sewer maintenance, the division has two jet/vacuum combination units (right) and one jet truck to clean sewers, catch basins, and respond to backups, along with a camera system truck to video inspect sewer lines for damage. During the winter months, the Sewer Division assists with snow maintenance operations.



The Sewer Division is responsible for the 28 miles of levee system around Council Bluffs. Maintenance includes mowing, weed control, tree maintenance, relief well maintenance, and debris removal.

The levee has 44 sluice gates that control the outflow of water to the river and are closed to prevent influx of the river during high water conditions. The gates require regular operation and lubrication to assure efficient operation when they are needed.

Contact Information:

Sewer Supervisor: Dan Christensen (712) 328-4644

Levee issues:     (712) 328-4641
Storm Sewer:     (712) 328-4644
Sanitary Sewer:  (712) 328-4644

For emergencies after hours, call (712) 328-5737 (Non Emergency Police Communications)