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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:  08/05/2019

Volume: Less than Fifty Gallons                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 Location: Campus Drive & Riverside Drive

Latitude: 33.214128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Longitude:  -87.551624

Destination: Storm Drain to Black Warrior River

Cause: Debris

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a sewer manhole discharge at Campus Drive & Riverside Drive. Crews utilized jet truck to clear the obstruction of debris, enabling flow to resume & manhole discharge to end. Crews washed street and storm drain, mitigating any spillage which may potentially reach waters of the State. SSO signage was posted and door notifications were placed at nearby residences. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department are being notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  07/30/2019

Volume: Approximately 35 Gallons                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Location: 2000 Block of Monarch Lane

Latitude: 33.281098                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Longitude:  -87.511151

Destination: Onto Ground

Cause: Failed/Damaged Sewer Valve

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a sewer discharge at the 2000 block of Monarch Lane. Crews assessed a failed/damaged in-line sewer valve. Private contractor repaired the valve, ending the intermittent discharge.  Crews washed and vacuumed all spillage from the drive and from ground area. SSO signage was posted. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department are being notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  07/18/2019

Volume: Approximately 1,000 Gallons                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Location: 3700 Block of 5th Avenue

Latitude: 33.174708                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Longitude:  -87.541983

Destination: Into Storm Drain

Cause: Debris

Action:  Waste Water personnel responded to a sewer manhole discharge.  Crews quickly unstopped city main line. Crews washed and cleaned SSO area. SSO signage is in place and door-to-door notifications have been placed at nearby residences.. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notice

Date:  07/16/2019

Volume: Approximately 2 Gallons                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 Location: 1200 James Harrison Pkwy. East

Latitude: 33.175345                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Longitude:  -87.521670

Destination: Onto Street

Cause: Grease

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 place. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management as well as the Tuscaloosa County Health Department have been notified.