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Sanitary Sewer Collection System
Water Utility DivisionSewer System
The Water Utility Division is responsible for the sanitary sewer collection system including: 
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Cleaning and rehabilitation, utilizing a preventative maintenance program
  • Video inspection
  • Responding to service calls for backups and blockages

Sanitary Sewer Collection System

Homes and businesses connect to the sanitary sewer collection system through a pipe known as the sanitary sewer lateral. Used water, commonly called sewage or wastewater travels from your home, business, or industry through a series of increasingly larger pipes.

Property Owners Responsibilities

Property owners are responsible for the installation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer lateral. This consists of the service from the building connection to, and including, the tap into the sanitary sewer main line. Sanitary sewer main lines are located in the utility right of way, also in property easements.

Description of System
The sanitary sewer collection system serves more than 185 miles of gravity mains and force (pressurized) main pipes, ranging in size from 6-inches to 33-inches in diameter, and approximately 9,000 service connections. Employee knowledge of the collection system and expertise in maintenance and repair helps ensure the city provides a safe, quality service to our customers.

The sanitary sewer collection system also includes 20 sewer lift stations and over 1,500 manholes. In many areas, pump stations are necessary to move the wastewater further down the pipe until it reaches the wastewater treatment facility. We are constantly working toward improving the sewer system infrastructure and service to our customers.