It is important that sewer main lines and pump stations are properly maintained so that blockages and spills do not occur. Blocked main lines can cause major damage when wastewater backs up into a home or business. Spills can cause environmental damage.
The city’s sewer system consists of a network of gravity sewers along with 11 pump stations. The large scale repairs and long range plan for the sewer system is primarily overseen by the Engineering staff where the routine maintenance and upkeep is centered on the Operation staff.