A Program Of The

City Of Columbia

the-commitment-cycleThe City of Columbia is committed to a more efficient and reliable wastewater collection and treatment system for the long-term. 

Clean Water 2020 is:

  • Assessing the wastewater system
  • Improving infrastructure
  • Reducing sanitary sewer overflows
  • Protecting the health and safety of Columbia's citizens
  • Improving water quality

Reducing sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) will improve water quality and allow the City to meet government guidelines. Upgrades to the system are already making a difference. SSO events have been significantly reduced since 2015. 

Clean Water 2020 uses a five-phase project cycle that allows the program to follow the federal Consent Decree and meet its goal to reduce and end SSOs.

  • Assess & Evaluate

  • Prioritize & Select

  • Design & Permit

  • Construct

  • Operate & Maintain