At its heart, the MWMC is quite literally, a cooperative community partnership. By sharing resources and responsibilities, the MWMC streamlines services, maximizes investment, and meets or exceeds environmental quality regulation. All of this benefits each of our partners (cities of Eugene and Springfield and Lane County) while improving the quality of life in our community.
Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield function collectively to provide our area with safe water.
City of Eugene
The City of Eugene operates and maintains the regional wastewater facilities, which includes the treatment plant, the Biosolids Management Facility, the Biocycle Farm, the Beneficial Reuse Site, the pump stations and the transmission sewers. In addition, major equipment replacement, infrastructure rehabilitation programs, and laboratory services are also managed by the City of Eugene.
City of Springfield
Administration of the MWMC is provided by the City of Springfield. This includes legal and risk management services, financial management and accounting, budget and rate development, public policy development, intergovernmental coordination, and public education. The City of Springfield also provides long-range capital planning, design, and construction management.
Both cities have Industrial Pretreatment Programs that work closely with each other.