The Wastewater Collection System
The wastewater collection system consist of over 200 miles of pipeline 72 pumping stations. The pipelines consist of a variety of material including brick, clay, and PVC plastic.
Approximately 1/3 of the system is of the combined type, handling both sanitary and storm flows. Many pipes within the system are over 100 years old and require vigilant maintenance. Our crews have vacuum and hydraulic cleaning equipment and as well an in-pipe video system to pinpoint problems.
Throughout regular maintenance schedules (based upon need) they keep everything 'flowing'. There is an ongoing effort that requires customer support. Downspouts and foundation drains (including sump pumps) are not allowed to be directly connected to the sanitary sewers. These 'clean waters' use capacity in our lines as well as our treatment plant. Customers who wish guidance on how to remove these improper connections should contact our office.