Decorah has provided municipal wastewater treatment service since 1916 when a septic tank and slow-sand filter were constructed for treatment of Decorah's Waste Waters. Details of that system are available from a set of plans still preserved by the City. Read more about the Decorah Waste Water History.
Decorah Waste Water Treatment Plant Staff
- Michael O'Hara, Superintendent
- Andy Kruse, Maintenance Worker
- Jim Cooper, Laboratory Manager
- Josh Ludeking, Maintenance Worker
Decorah Wastewater Treatment Plant
1766 Old Stage Road
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-3410
Fax: (563) 382-8397
What are Biosolids?
Biosolids are an organic by-product generated from waste water treatment. They are rich in nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus and are used by farmers to enhance soil conditions. Plants need a compex mixture of nutrients, soil, air and water to grow. Read more about Biosolids.