The Public Works department works dilegently to provide water and sewer services to the citizens of Scio. They are also responsible for maintenance of city owned streets.
Water and Sewer System
The City relies on two groundwater wells located on the north side of town as city’s drinking water source. The City of Scio has four designated well sites but relies on only two of the wells for the City’s water supply needs. The Two wells are capable of producing 790 gallons per minute combined. The city has one steel reservoir located to the south of town off of Hillside Way that holds 500,000 gallons of water that ensures adequate and required pressures and fire flows to the city. The reservoir and Well #4 were built in 1994 as part of the City’s last waster system upgrade. The sewer system works through gravity. It is the most shallow at the edges of town and deepest at the lift stations. The city has two lift stations, one is located at the pedestrian bridge on Beech street and the other is in the Thomas Creek Estates subdivision. Effluent is pumped from the lift stations to the city’s lagoon system, where it is treated before being discharged into Thomas Creek. When storm water leaks into the sewer system it increases operating costs by increasing the volume of material that needs to be treated. The Public Works staff routinely tv’s the sewer pipes to continue maintenance of the sewer system.The city is currently working on a new Sewer Master Plan which is scheduled to be completed during fiscal year 2018-2019.
City of Scio
Reporting possible pollution issues is everyone’s responsiblity. If you think that there is a possible land, air or water pollution, please report it by doing one of the following:Fill out DEQ’s Online Complaint FormCall the DEQ hotline - 1-887-997-7888Oil Spills - 1-800-452-0311Noise Complaints - 541-967-3950Nuisance Odors - 503-229-5376For additional information about pollution reporting click here.
Please call the City of Scio at 503-394-3342, if you have an illicit discharge emergency. If it is after regular business hours please dial one of the following numbers:•541-619-8152•503-509-9807•541-401-3526For additional information about illicit discharge(s) click here.