Guy Gevers – Public Works Director
Phone: (636) 456-3535
Fax: (636) 456-1336
The City of Warrenton Public Works Department is responsible for the City water mains, water towers, wastewater treatment plant, sewer lift stations, sewer mains, city streets, signs, sidewalks, storm drains, and locating city owned utilities. To report a problem, you can call the Public Words Department at 636-456-3535. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you have an emergency after normal working hours, on a weekend, or a holiday, call the 911 center at 636-456-7088.
Water and Sewer Services:
The City of Warrenton Water System consists of approximately 140 miles of water lines, 5 deep wells and 5 water towers that hold 1,450,000 gallons of water. One storage tank holds 1,000,000 gallons of water. The average daily use is 800,000 gallons per day. We send 9 samples each month to the DNR Laboratory in Jefferson City for testing. These samples are taken from random locations throughout the City. The Warrenton Water Department also has a Backflow Prevention ordinance and Wellhead Protection Program in place to help ensure the production of safe and quality water to our customers.
Water Meter and Service Line Leaks:
The Warrenton Water and Sewer Department’s policy is that the customer is responsible for their own system. The amount of water that goes through the meter will be billed to the customer for water and sewer charges. The Customer can check for leaks in their own system. There is a small red triangle on the face of the meter that is called the leak indicator. You need to make sure every faucet/water supply in the house is off (washing machine, faucets inside and outside, toilets, etc.) Then look on the face of the meter at the leak indicator. You will have to watch this for at least 10 minutes. If you see any movement in the leak indicator, or if the number changes on the register, you have a leak. The customer is responsible for sewer service lines at the property line or easement line; where the stop box and cleanout should be located. If you should have problems with either water or sewer from that point in, it will be for you, or the property owner to repair. The Warrenton Water and Sewer Department only maintains from those points out, as well as water and sewer mains. If the water meter breaks due to negligence such as freezing, you will be billed for the cost of a new meter.
Streets: Report A Pothole
The City of Warrenton maintains approximately 75 miles of streets within the corporate limits. Questions or comments regarding streets, street sign missing, street light outage or have a pothole complaint, please call or email the Public Works Office at 636-456-3535.
Wastewater Treatment Plant:
225 Willow Road Warrenton, MO 63383 Phone: (636) 456-3535
The City of Warrenton owns and operates a Multiple Loop Reactor (MLR) oxidation ditch type activated sludge plant. The plant is rated for 3.2 MGD (million gallons per day) and went online in the fall of 2004. It is currently operating at approximately 1.4 MGD. Biosolids from the plant are treated in aerobic digesters and then land applied to surrounding agricultural ground.