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Sewer

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:  09/27/2018

Volume: Approximately 10 gallons

Location: I-20 East/South Davis Road

Latitude:     33.1772

Longitude:  -87.3829

Destination: Onto Ground

Cause: Failed/Damaged/Collapsed Force main

Action:  City Waste Water personnel responded to an intermittent discharge near I-20 East & South Davis Road.  The cause of the discharge is attributed to a failed/damaged/collapsed sewer force main.  Emergency crews were notified and are in route to make repairs.  The affected area will be cleaned & disinfected.   SSO signage has been posted. 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:  09/23/2018

Volume: <500 gallons

Location: 1400 block of Cloverdale Road

Latitude:     33.1995

Longitude:  -87.5398

Destination: Cribbs Mill Creek

Cause: Grease Obstruction in Sewer Line

Action:  City Waste Water personnel responded to private lateral discharge in the 1400 block of Cloverdale Road. Vacuum trucks were utilized to mitigate spillage by reclaiming the discharge as much as possible. Crews washed street and storm drain & applied lime for disinfection.  SSO signage was posted. Door-to-door notifications were 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.