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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:  06/05/2020

Volume:  Less than 250 gallons                                                                                                                               

Location:  4600 Block of Brook Highland Ridge                                                                                                       

Latitude:  33.259165

Longitude:  -87.487842

Destination:  Storm drain that leads to an unnamed tributary to the Black Warrior River

Cause: Broken low pressure line

Action:  Waste Water Crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow in the 4600 Block of Brook Highland Ridge.  City crews vacuumed overflow with jet vac truck and fixed the broken sewer line. Affected area was cleaned, disinfected and area was fenced in. SSO signage has been posted and door to door notifications have been placed. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department as well as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are being notified. 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  06/01/2020

Volume:  Approximately 10 gallons                                                                                                                                      

Location:  3200 Block of Nicol Point Way NE                                                                                                         

Latitude:  33.304610

Longitude:  -87.493504

Destination:  Onto Ground

Cause: Failed/Damaged/Collapsed sewer line

Action:  Waste Water Crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow in the 3200 Block of Nicol Point Way NE.  City crews vacuumed  overflow with Jet/Vac truck. SSO signage has been posted and the area will be cleaned and disinfected. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department as well as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are being notified. 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  5/30/2020

Volume:Less than 10 gallons                                                                                                                                      

Location:  10000 Block of Covered Bridge Rd                                                                                                          

Latitude:  33.183027

Longitude:  -87.309076

Destination:  Onto Ground

Cause: Failed/Damaged/Collapsed sewer line

Action:  Waste Water Crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow at the 10000 Block of Covered Bridge Rd.. City crews vacuumed up overflow with Jet/Vac truck.Crews also applied lime to affected area and placed out SSO signage. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department as well as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are being notified. 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  5/19/2020

Volume:Less than 5 gallons                                                                                                                                      

Location:  3400 Block of Veterans Memorial Pkwy.                                                                                                          

Latitude:  33.195181

Longitude:  -87.492537

Destination:   Into Ground

Cause: Failed/Damaged/Collapsed sewer line

Action:  Waste Water Crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow at the 3400 Block of Veterans Memorial Pkwy.. City crews Contacted contractor to repair line. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department as well as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are being notified. 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  5/18/2020

Volume:  Less than 150 gallons                                                                                                                                            

Location:  600 Block of 35th Ct                                                                                                           

Latitude:  33.274339 

Longitude:  -87.499430

Destination:   Into Storm Drain 

Cause: Debris

Action:  Waste Water Crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow at the 600 Block of 35th Ct. City crews unstopped the city main line. Crews have cleaned and disinfected the SSO area. City crews reclaimed 100 percent of sewer discharge. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department as well as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are being notified. 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  5/5/2020

Volume:  Approximately 5,100 gallons                                                                                                                                            

Location:  Wire Rd. & Interstate 20/59                                                                                                             

Latitude:  33.171595

Longitude:  -87.417767

Destination:   UT to Echo Lake

Cause: Broken/Damaged/Collapsed Sewer Line

Action:  Waste Water Crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow on Wire Rd. & Interstate 20/59. Contractor was contacted to fix broken Force Main line. Crews have cleaned and disinfected the SSO area. SSO signage has been posted. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department as well as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are being notified. 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  5/8/2020

Volume:  Approximately 915 gal.                                                                                                                                             

Location:  6200 Block of Lake Cove Dr.                                                                                                              

Latitude:  33.274339 

Longitude:  -87.499430

Destination:   Storm Drain that leads to Lake Tuscaloosa

Cause: Broken/Damaged/Collapsed Sewer Line

Action:  Waste Water Crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow at the 6000 Block of Lake Cove Dr. Contractor was contacted to fix broken Low pressure line. Crews have cleaned and disinfected the SSO area. SSO signage has been posted. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department as well as the Alabama Department of Environmental Management are being notified.