Wastewater Department

The City of Eldon has a two- cell waste stabilization lagoon

The City of Eldon is required by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to have an Iowa National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System {NPDES} Permit. This permit is issued to the authority of Section 402 [b] of the Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C 1342[b]], Iowa Code Section 455B, and rule 567—64.3, Iowa Administrative Code. We are authorized to operate the disposal system and to discharge the pollutants specified in our permit in accordance with the effluent limitations, monitoring requirements and other terms set forth in our permit.

Our operation requirements state that continuous discharge of wastewater from our facility is prohibited. The treatment plant must be operated using a storage/drawdown mode of operating. Wastewater must be stored for approximately 180 days after which time the water level is to be lowered to make room for the next storage period. Acceptable discharge periods are April 15th through June 15th and September 30th through December 21st. Lagoon drawdown shall occur during these periods, except in emergency situations. We are required to contact Iowa Department of Natural Resources and obtain prior approval if there is a need to discharge during other times of the year, when stream flows are low or if the effluent limitations specified in our permit will not be met.

A complete copy of the NPDES Permit can be viewed at City Hall.


Jerry Lee Potts

Phone: 641-799-9335

City Clerk

Carrie Teninty

Phone: 641-652-7510

Email: cityeld@windstream.net

Deputy City Clerk

Patty Robertson

Phone: 641-652-7510

Email: cityeld@windstream.net

City Hall

421 W. Elm St.

Eldon, IA 52554