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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:  01/07/2019

Volume:  Less than 10gal.

Location: 1700 Block of Forest Lake Dr.

Latitude:     33.195

Longitude:  -87.533

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Cribbs Mill Creek

Cause: Broken Sewer Line 

Action: Wastewater personnel found possible broken sewer line that discharged less than 10gal. into storm drain. Repair is scheduled.  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:  12/28/2018

Volume:  511,200 gallons approximate

Location: Vicinity of 35th Street & Kaulton Rd

Latitude:     33.178

Longitude:  -87.570

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Cypress Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to manhole 4689 discharge near 35th Street & Kaulton Rd due to heavy rainfall.  SSO signage was posted.  Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  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:  12/28/2018

Volume:  107,700 gallons approximate

Location: Lift Station #4/Manhole 9073 discharge near Rice Mine Rd NE & Beacon Hill Drive

Latitude:     33.236

Longitude:  -87.513

Destination: Black Warrior River

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a manhole discharge at the City's Lift Station #4 due to heavy rainfall.  SSO signage was posted.  Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  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:  12/28/2018

Volume of Discharge:  9,750 approximate  gallons for overflow stop time of 8:56 am

Location: Lift Station #18/4610 Greenview Drive

Latitude:     33.1870

Longitude:  -87.5969

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Cypress Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to manhole 4082 overflowing at the City's Lift Station #18 due to heavy rainfall.  SSO signage was posted.  Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  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:  12/28/2018

Volume:  68,475 gallons approximate

Location: Lift Station #10/6915 Keenes Mill Rd 

Latitude:     33.202

Longitude:  -87.4501

Destination: Cottondale Creek to Hurricane Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to manhole 9158 overflowing at the City's Lift Station #10 due to heavy rainfall.  SSO signage was posted.  Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  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:  12/28/2018

Volume:  53,360 gallons approximate

Location: Lift Station #55/4036 Black Warrior Parkway

Latitude:     33.1720

Longitude:  -87.6066

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Cypress Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to manhole 9421 overflowing at the City's Lift Station #55 due to heavy rainfall.  SSO signage was posted.  Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  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:  12/28/2018

Volume:  453,200 gallons approximate

Location: Lift Station #3/2800 Jack Warner Parkway

Latitude:     33.3202

Longitude:  -87.5740

Destination: Black Warrior River

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to manhole 9297 overflowing at the City's Lift Station #3 due to heavy rainfall.  SSO signage was posted.  Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  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:  12/28/2018

Volume:   195,800 gallons approximate

Location: 4000 Block of Kauloosa Avenue

Latitude:     33.1706

Longitude:  -87.5641

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Cribbs Mill Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to multiple manhole overflows in the 4000 block of Kauloosa Avenue.  Crews observed MH 9229 discharging approximately 150gpm while subsequent manholes maintained minimal overflows. The cause of spillage is attributed to heavy rains. SSO signage was posted.  Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  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:  12/27/2018

Volume: 55,750 gallons approximate

Location: Vicinity of Cherrystone Subdivision

Latitude:     33.1795

Longitude:  -87.588277

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Cypress Creek

Cause: Wet Weather

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to Lift Station Wet Well Discharge Alarm.  Crews observed MH 10142 discharging approximately 50gpm due to heavy rains. SSO signage was posted. Vacuum trucks were utilized to mitigate discharge at MH 10142 by vacuuming at Lift Station 21. Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected. Door-to-door notifications will be placed at nearby residential homes. 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:  12/19/2018

Volume:  43,200 gallons approximate

Location: Vicinity of 15911 Progress Drive

Latitude:     33.1881

Longitude:  -87.3144

Destination: Little Hurricane Creek

Cause: Lift Station 40 Power Failure

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to Lift Station Power Failure. Alabama Power was notified to restore power. SSO signage was posted. Vacuum trucks pumped around at LS39 to mitigate discharge at LS40. Affected ground areas will be cleaned and disinfected. 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:  12/18/2018

Volume:  <1000 Gal

Location: 3000 block of Country Club Circle

Latitude:     33.2072

Longitude:  -87.5859

Destination: Unnamed tributary to Black Warrior River

Cause: Broken/Damaged sewer line

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a broken sewer line in the vicinity of the Tuscaloosa Country Club. Jet/vacuum trucks were utilized to clear the obstruction in the sewer line, ending all discharge. SSO signages were posted. Affected areas were cleaned and lime was applied for disinfection. CCTV inspection is on-going; permanent line repair is scheduled. 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:  12/17/2018

Volume:  Approximately 65 Gallons

Location: 155 Block of 30th Street

Latitude:     33.1822

Longitude:  -87.5392

Destination: UT to Cribbs Mill Creek

Cause: Broken/Damaged sewer line

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a broken sewer line, repair crew onsite made necessary repair to end discharge. SSO signage was posted, and door brochures were placed at nearby residents. Immediate notification was submitted to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department.