This section maintains pipe and other equipment for both the storm-water and wastewater (sewer) collection systems.
Wastewater (sewer) System: This system consists of:
The crew does main line cleaning (jetting), television inspection and repairs, inventorying existing sewer mains and all new sewer main installed on the city system. The staff has developed a GIS database of the system and will be responsible for maintaining information on the system and new additions. On average this division cleans 566,314 feet of sewer main and does root removal on 27,000 feet of main.
The Wastewater Utility Division recognized the value of preventative maintenance to keep wastewater costs down, minimize the need for emergency repairs, and effectively maintain the wastewater system infrastructure. We suggest that if there is a sewer problem in your line, you contact the plumber or sewer contractor of your choice. If you feel that the problem could be in the City’s main, please call 457-8567 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; after hours please call the non-emergency number at the police dispatch (HPD) at 442-3233.
The property owner can do many things to prevent a service line from backing up. Remember too, that the very same things can help to prevent backups in the sewer main as well. If everyone would be careful about the ways in which they dispose of certain products, our systems would be a great deal more efficient, experience fewer backups, cost us all less money, and prevent a lot of misery.
The sewer main connection and service line installation is the property owner's responsibility. Installation must be completed by a bonded and insured contractor. Contractor requirements and System Development fees are available at the City Building Division. Call the City Building Division at 447-8438 for inspection prior to backfill, providing 24 hours minimum notice. Payment for connection and service line installation are the responsibility of the Property Owner. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the service line from the sewer main connection to the structure including the sewer main tap.