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Sewer

The City of Tuscaloosa’s Infrastructure and Public Services department operates and maintains 63 lift stations, 11,629 manholes, and 566 miles of collection system. IPS also runs the Hilliard Fletcher Wastewater Plant, which discharges 15,540,000 gallons of water per day. In 2017 alone, this department has brought over $63 million in capital improvements to the City and provided an uninterrupted clean water service. Additionally, in 2017 the IPS department has rehabbed 17 manholes and 1,076 feet of pipe, made 105 point repairs, assessed 86 miles of pipe, and inspected 1,260 manholes.

Finally, an achievement that the department is especially proud of is reducing the number of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) per year to a fraction of what it was in previous years. SSOs have been reduced by 69% since 2008. This improvement is primarily credited to the increased frequency with which the sewer lines are cleaned and the FOG program.

The City of Tuscaloosa’s Infrastructure and Public Services department operates and maintains 63 lift stations, 11,629 manholes, and 566 miles of collection system. IPS also runs the Hilliard Fletcher Wastewater Plant, which discharges 15,540,000 gallons of water per day. In 2017 alone, this department has brought over $63 million in capital improvements to the City and provided an uninterrupted clean water service. Additionally, in 2017 the IPS department has rehabbed 17 manholes and 1,076 feet of pipe, made 105 point repairs, assessed 86 miles of pipe, and inspected 1,260 manholes.

Finally, an achievement that the department is especially proud of is reducing the number of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) per year to a fraction of what it was in previous years. SSOs have been reduced by 69% since 2008. This improvement is primarily credited to the increased frequency with which the sewer lines are cleaned and the FOG program.

The City of Tuscaloosa’s Infrastructure and Public Services department operates and maintains 63 lift stations, 11,629 manholes, and 566 miles of collection system. IPS also runs the Hilliard Fletcher Wastewater Plant, which discharges 15,540,000 gallons of water per day. In 2017 alone, this department has brought over $63 million in capital improvements to the City and provided an uninterrupted clean water service. Additionally, in 2017 the IPS department has rehabbed 17 manholes and 1,076 feet of pipe, made 105 point repairs, assessed 86 miles of pipe, and inspected 1,260 manholes.

Finally, an achievement that the department is especially proud of is reducing the number of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) per year to a fraction of what it was in previous years. SSOs have been reduced by 69% since 2008. This improvement is primarily credited to the increased frequency with which the sewer lines are cleaned and the FOG program.

 
 
 
 
 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  12/02/2019

Volume: Approximately 4000 gallons                                                                                                                                                                         

Location: Lift Station 42/6000 Block of Hargrove Road

Latitude: 33.147119                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Longitude:  -87.473392

Destination: Hurricane Creek

Cause: Lift Station Equipment Failure

Action:  Waste Water personnel  responded to a discharge at the City's Lift Station #42. Technicians have assessed equipment and the spillage has ended. City crews are cleaning and disinfecting the affected area. SSO signage is in place and city staff are placing brochures in nearby residential doors. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department are being notified.   

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  11/27/2019

Volume: Approximately 600 gallons                                                                                                                                                                         

Location: 1600 Block of McFarland Blvd N

Latitude: 33.232724                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Longitude:  -87.551227

Destination: Onto Ground

Cause: Roots

Action:  City crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow at the 1600 block of McFarland Blvd N. Crew quickly unstopped the sewer line which ended the discharge. City crews are cleaning and disinfecting the affected area. SSO signage is in place and city staff are placing brochures in nearby residential doors. . The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department are being notified.   

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  11/26/2019

Volume: Approximately 5 gallons                                                                                                                                                                         

Location: 6800 Block of Audrey Rose Circle

Latitude: 33.281454                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Longitude:  -87.515283

Destination: Onto Ground

Cause: Failed/Damaged/Collapsed sewer line

Action:  Failed/Damaged/Collapsed sewer line. City crews are on site to repair sewer line. Vacuum trucks are on site to mitigate the discharge. SSO signage is in place. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department are being notified.   

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  11/22/2019

Volume: Approximately 10 gallons                                                                                                                                                                         

Location: 15th Street & 4th Avenue

Latitude: 33.198404                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Longitude:  -87.540103

Destination: Onto Street

Cause: Grease

Action:  Municipal Waste Water crews responded to a manhole discharge at the intersection of 15th Street & 4th Avenue. Waste Water crews utilized jet hoses to clear the grease obstruction, enabling normal flow to resume and the discharge to end. Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation sweeper trucks cleaned and vacuumed the sewage spillage. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department are being notified.