Wastewater Treatment

Wayne Russell
Wastewater Superintendent 

West Wastewater Plant
1305 W. Hwy 31
McAlester, OK 74501

Ph: (918) 423-7262
Fx: (918) 429-1503

East Wastewater Plant
1360 E. Krebs Ave.
McAlester, OK 74501

Ph: (918) 423-5444
Fx: (918) 429-1503 
Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of McAlester Wastewater branch provides wastewater services to the citizens of McAlester. The Wastewater branch has two treatment facilities in McAlester. The Wastewater Treatment Facility is located west of town on Highway 31 and services residents and businesses that are located south of Carl Albert Parkway. The East Wastewater Treatment Facility is located northeast of town on Hereford Lane and services residents and businesses located north of Carl Albert Parkway and businesses along Highway 69.

Facilities & Personnel
Wastewater facilities operators and maintenance are in charge of protecting the health and the environment by providing wastewater service through treatment of wastewater generated by residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The wastewater facilities operate and maintain 12 wastewater lift stations and one storm water lift station.
Each wastewater plant treats an estimated two million gallons of water a day.

The City of McAlester wastewater plants employs a wastewater superintendent, plant operators, lab techs, plant operators, and a plant mechanic along with an assistant plant mechanic. Wastewater plant employees are all licensed by the State of Oklahoma.

This system is closely managed and monitored to meet all federal and state regulatory requirements and most important provide 24 hours per day wastewater service to our customers.

In 2008 the West Wastewater Plant was honored with an award naming the plant, Wastewater Plant of the Year. The award, given by the Oklahoma Water and Pollution Control Association of Woodward, recognized the McAlester facility as the best in the state among plants serving cities with populations between 10,000 and 50,000 residents.

Wastewater Superintendent
The Wastewater Treatment Department is under the direction of the Utilities Department Director, Nick Manning,
Both of the Wastewater Treatment Plants are overseen by Wayne Russell, Wastewater Superintendent.

Mr. Russell has been employed with The City of McAlester for 27 years. Mr. Russell started as a plant operator in 1993, three years later he was moved up to lab tech and then shortly after was promoted to chief plant operator at the West Wastewater Plant. Mr. Russell served as chief plant operator for nine years before being promoted in June of 2009 to wastewater superintendent. Mr. Russell has a B Wastewater Operator License and a B Wastewater Lab License through the State of Oklahoma. He also has an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from Oklahoma State Tech.