The Operations Division maintains the sewer collection system that conveys sewage from Springfield to the regional treatment plant. The Division typically responds to a wide variety of customer service requests each year. We inspect and clean the collection system to prevent blockages and issues underground that could cause a pipe to break or collapse. Operations also works with the Environmental Services Division to address fats, oils and greases (FOG), which can cause major backups. Operations updates the GIS maps and database.
The Operations Division maintains 225 miles of sanitary sewer lines, varying from 6″ to 60″ in diameter.
Maintenance activities include:
- Pipeline cleaning
- TV inspections
- Pipeline locating
- Inspecting manholes
- Pipeline repair
- Smoke testing
- Residents are responsible for their private sewer line to the public right-of-way.
- The City is responsible for maintaining the collection system within the public right-of-way.