Wastewater Collection

Purpose and Objective

To provide management, administrative and logistical support to the Wastewater Collection System and its maintenance. To provide minor and major repairs as well as preventive maintenance to the city's sanitary sewer lines. To remove blockages from the collection system to restore the flow of wastewater.

Description of Operations

Under the utilities superintendent, one utilities foreman and the combined manpower of the Utility Maintenance Division (including water distribution) provide overall Wastewater Maintenancemaintenance and repair to the sanitary sewer collection by repairing broken mains and making taps. During periods of heavy rain, when sanitary sewer obstructions are most apparent, crews excavate to open flow in the main in order to provide interim relief of sewage backup onto private property.

Report an Issue

To report a sewer problem, call 713-662-8170.