Distribution & Collection
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Formerly called Utility Maintenance, the Distribution & Collections Division,
with 25 employees, is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the City's potable
water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system and is charged with
ensuring compliance with numerous stringent state regulations associated with those
Typical tasks within this division include the administration of
the City's backflow prevention and
grease trap programs, water and sewer line repair
and maintenance, the installation of water and sewer taps, responding to and cleanup
of sewer spills, water valve installation and replacement, water meter installation,
repair and maintenance, fire hydrant maintenance and the procurement and warehousing
of parts and equipment for other divisions within the public works department.
These employees are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies.
Backflow Prevention Report
Backflow Testers List
To report a water
or sewer spill
739-7437 or 750-2208
Grease Trap Program
Sewer Use Ordinance
contains information on the guidelines for what is allowed to be discharged into
the City’s sewer system. Part of the Sewer Use Ordinance, the
Grease Trap Program
addresses the problems created
by grease in the sewer collection system. The purpose of the Grease Trap
is to aid in the prevention of sanitary sewer overflows and blockages from the accumulation
of fats, oils, and greases in to the sewer collection system from non-domestic establishments,
particularly in food preparation and food serving facilities.
Approximately 50% to 80% of all sanitary sewer overflows are caused by accumulation
of fats, oils, and greases discharged from food preparation and service establishments.
For additional information on this program, call the Building Inspections Department
at 580-4346 if you have questions on grease trap installation, or the Pretreatment
Coordinator at 735-3329, ext.103, if you have questions on grease trap reports or
maintenance of existing grease traps.
Residential customers can help prevent grease accumulation in the sanitary
sewer system by properly disposing of cooking oil and grease. Cooking oil and grease
can be collected in containers with sealed lids and disposed of in the solid waste
garbage. Food scraps can be disposed of as solid waste.
Each year the City prepares a report, the
Performance Annual Report,
on its Water Reclamation Facility and its sewer collection system. The report indicates
if there were any problems or violations during the past year, such as grease blockages
that caused a sanitary sewer manhole to overflow. Additional information regarding
the City’s wastewater treatment may be addressed under the
Frequently Asked Questions.