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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:  06/07/2019

Volume: Approximately 780 gallons                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 Location: Alberta Parkway & 25th Ave E.

Latitude: 33.208381                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Longitude:  -87.504606

Destination: Storm drain the leads to an unnamed tributary that leads to Cribbs Mill Creek

Cause: Debris

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a call of a sewer MH discharge. Crews quickly unstopped city main line. Crews washed and cleaned SSO area. SSO signage is in placed and City crews are placing door brochures at nearby residents. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  05/26/2019

Volume: Approximately 50 gal.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 Location: 2100 Block of Bowers Park Dr.

Latitude: 33.177310                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Longitude:  -87.511501

Destination: Onto Ground

Cause: Debris

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a call of a sewer discharge. Crews responded and unstopped city main line. Crews were able to reclaim 100% of discharge. SSO signage was placed. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  05/21/2019

Volume: Approximately 50 gal.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 Location: 1800 Block of 2nd St. NE

Latitude: 33.217671                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Longitude:  -87.512735

Destination: Onto Ground

Cause: Debris

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a call of manhole 2896c discharging. Crews responded and unstopped city main line. Crews were able to reclaim 100% of discharge. SSO signage and door to door notifications were placed. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.