It’s all part of the job!
A few City Council Members, Board of Control, and Water Pollution Control Staff take a tour of the Kingsbury Pump Station last night prior to the City Council Meeting. The Kingsbury Pump Station is one of 24 in the City and this group is reviewing this main pump infrastructure.

The Defiance sewer system is designed to work primarily by gravity, which means it is designed so that wastewater flows downhill from the source to the treatment plant. Due to the relatively flat terrain in the Defiance area, it is necessary to pump the water at various locations in the city, using electric pumps, so that gravity can again take over and continue the flow toward the treatment plant.

The City has a network of pump stations positioned at key points throughout our sewer system. These pump stations are located both inside and outside of the City limits and were named for their geographic location in the City.