Wastewater Collections is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the city sewer collection system. The system requires cleaning of approximately 400 miles of sewer pipes, 8,200 manholes and 63 lift stations. System maintenance includes mainline repairs, manhole rehabilitation, pump replacement/repairs and response to customer service requests.
Wastewater collected by the City sewer system flows to the Wastewater Treatment Plants, where it undergoes a multi-faceted biological process to separate out the solids and treat the water for reuse and recharge. The treated water, called effluent, is sold for use in watering golf courses and construction to reduce potable water demand. The solids are used in land application and/or hauled off to a landfill for cover.
The city sent a letter to all customers with sewer service to notify them of the backwater valve requirements as set forth in Ordinance 4679-092, adopted 12-9-2008. In support of this code, the city is requesting each customer's attention and completion of either of the following:
- Permit and install a sewer backwater valve per adopted code, or
- Sign and complete a Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement