The Wastewater Department is responsible for operating and maintaining both the treatment plant and collection system. The collection system consists of over 30 miles of sewer mains with 8 lift stations (pumping stations). The Wastewater Treatment Plant is capable of treating an average daily flow of 1.2 million gallons a day and a maximum daily flow of 3.24 million gallons a day.
Grease in Drains!
The worst problem in the collection system is grease. Household grease, oils, and fats should never be poured into drains. Instead, pour the cooled cooking oils or fats into empty coffee cans or other containers with lids. Please place the containers of grease, fats, and oils in the trash for disposal.
Before Calling a Plumber
If a resident has problems with their sewer, before one calls a plumber, it is recommended the resident contact the Wastewater Department during business hours. On evenings, weekends, or holidays please contact the Hamilton County Police Dispatch for assistance. An employee can check the city mains to identify the problem.