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Sanitary Sewer Maintenance
The Sanitation Division is responsible for cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining 380 miles of sanitary sewer lines. The City is divided into 21 sewer districts. It takes approximately 18 months to clean and 48 months to CCTV inspect the entire system.
Storm Drain Maintenance
Storm drain maintenance is the responsibility of the Public Works Sanitation Division.
The crews are responsible for maintaining the storm drain system within
the city. This includes cleaning so that during periods of heavy rain,
the system will transport rainwater to the correct watershed which will
Types of Sewer Systems
Sanitary Sewers - A system of pipes used to transport human waste to the Waste Treatment Plant
Storm Sewers - A system of pipes used to transport storm water runoff
City or Property Owner Responsibility
The homeowner is responsible for the section of sewer line from their
building to the City's sewer main, most frequently located in the center
of the street, but not always.
A backup occurs when waste or debris has obstructed a home's plumbing
system or lateral, resulting in clogged or slow-moving drains or
toilets. A backup occurs on the homeowner's property and the expense and
responsibility for cleanup and repair lies with the homeowner.
sewer overflow occurs when a city main becomes blocked and water or
waste materials come up through a sink, bathtub drain or toilet when the
home's plumbing system is not being used. An overflow can inflict
serious damage, including flooding a room or an entire home.