The City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant handles 4.1 million gallons per day.
The Department of Public Works maintains 87 miles of sanitary sewer mains. The department cleans storm sewers on an as-needed basis. Sanitary sewers are also cleaned as needed; however, some areas receive monthly cleaning.
If a sewer problem is encountered, it is the responsibility of the property owner to confirm the location of the problem within the sewer lateral before contacting the Department of Public Works.
The City is not able to assist with a blockage on private property. Should the City be called and it is determined the problem is with the homeowner’s lateral, the homeowner will be charged a service fee. The service fee for regular time (during normal business hours) is $0 (no charge). The fee for service after business hours, on holidays, and on weekends is based on a two hour minimum overtime rate. If it is determined a problem exists in the main, there will be no charge to the homeowner.