When you think about the sewer system, it can be easy to say "out of sight, out of mind." However, the sewer system is very complex and integrates many components. As such, a great deal of operations and maintenance effort is required so that problems can be kept "out of mind."
Sewer System Facts
Critical components of the collection system are constantly monitored using radio telemetry so that problems can be addressed quickly
Effluent quality is monitored constantly using electronic analyzers
On average, a pump in every lift station turns on every five to 30 minutes
The air supply to the plants is provided by five to 100 horsepower blowers
The water pipe sizes range from four-inches to 20-inches in diameter
We operate 68 lift stations, with seven more to be developed
We operate two treatment plants which have a combined capacity of 4 million gallons per-day
For questions or more information about the sanitary sewer system, please contact the Environmental Utilities Department at 407-957-7344.