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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.

 
 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/21/2019

Volume: 51,400 gallons

Location: 2000 Block of Jack Warner Parkway

Latitude:     33.212052

Longitude:  -87.575805

Destination: Black Warrior River

Cause: Wet Weather

Action: UPDATE:  02/22/19 As of 4:39 AM  Central Standard Time,  SSO Investigations has confirmed that the discharge occurring at sewer manhole 9297 has ended.  The cause of discharge is attributed to wet weather.  SSO signage has been posted.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.  Monitoring of State receiving waters is on-going.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/21/2019

Volume: 1,330 gallons

Location: 4000 Block of Cherrystone Circle

Latitude:     33.179291

Longitude:  -87.588302

Destination: Cypress Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action: UPDATE:  As of 9:38 PM Central Standard Time 02/21/19,  SSO Investigations has confirmed that the discharge occurring at sewer manhole 10142 has ended.  The cause of discharge is attributed to wet weather.  SSO signage has been posted.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/21/2019

Volume: 2,620 gallons

Location: 6000 Block of Keenes Mill Road  

Latitude:     33.202103

Longitude:  -87.450164

Destination: Cottondale Creek to Hurricane Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action: UPDATE:  02/22/19 As of 12:22 AM Central Standard Time,  SSO Investigations has confirmed that the discharge occurring at sewer manhole 9158 has ended.  The cause of discharge is attributed to wet weather.  SSO signage has been posted.  The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/20/2019

Volume: 25,050 Gallons Approximate

Location: 2000 Block of Jack Warner Parkway

Latitude:     33.212052

Longitude:  -87.575805

Destination: Black Warrior River

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  SSO Investigations  has confirmed that the discharge has ended as of 1:38 am on 02/21/19. The Tuscaloosa County Health Department and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management have been notified.  Monitoring of receiving waters is on-going.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/20/2019

Volume: 3,330 Gallons Approximate

Location: 4000 Block of Cherrystone Circle

Latitude:     33.179291

Longitude:  -87.588302

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Cypress Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  SSO Investigations has confirmed that the discharge has ended as of 7:48 pm last evening.  The Tuscaloosa County Health Department and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management have been notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/15/2019

Volume: Approximately 50 gal. per field observation

Location: 600 Block of Black Bears Way

Latitude:     33.196600

Longitude:  -87.545300

Destination: Onto to Street into Storm Drain

Cause: Operator Error

Action:  Discharge was attributed to the sewer discharge valve on jet/vac truck not being closed completely. Jet/vac crews reclaim 100% of the sewer discharge. SSO signage was posted and local businesses we notified of SSO. Immediate notification is being submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/13/2019

Volume: Approximately 50 gal. per field observation

Location: 3700 block of country club drive

Latitude:     33.207275

Longitude:  -87.585925

Destination: Onto Ground

Cause: Failed/damaged sewer line

Action: While crews were out jetting sewer line at the above address there was a spot where sewer came out and onto the ground. We placed SSO signage and also placed fence around the affected area. Crews then limed the area. Immediate notification is being submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  02/12/2019

Volume: Approximately 1,270 gal.

Location: 4000 Block of Cherrystone Subdivision

Latitude:     33.179293

Longitude:  -87.588303

Destination: UT to Cypress Creek

Cause: Lift station equipment failure

Action: Wastewater personnel responded to manhole 10142 discharging due to equipment failure at lift station 21. Vacuum trucks are vacuuming to mitigate the discharge.  Immediate notification is being submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  01/24/2019

Volume:  Less than 100 gal.

Location: 700 Block of 13th Street E.

Latitude:     33.200772

Longitude:  -87.526256

Destination: Onto street and into storm drain. 

Cause: Debris

Action: Wastewater personnel responded to a call of a manhole discharge. When crews arrived the unstopped city sewer main a proceeded to reclaim 100% of the overflow. Crew's washed the street and flushed the storm drain out and collected sewer with a vacuum truck.  Immediate notification is being submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department.