- 2,400 miles of sanitary sewer system
- 80,000 manholes
- 100 pumping stations
- 2 wastewater treatment facilities
To learn more about our safety program download our Loss Control Manual
For safety questions or concerns contact our Program Safety Manager:
Riley Thompson thompsonlr [at] bv [dot] com 901-495-2649
For your safety we advise the following:
To examine the condition of the existing sanitary sewer lines in the system, the SARP10 team is using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). These cameras are mounted on tracks that crawl through the sewer pipes to give 360 degree video of each segment to document defects or significant debris or grease buildup in the line. The video logs, along with summaries of the defects for each line, are then analyzed to determine maintenance and rehabilitation priorities. Lines with significant debris, roots, grease, or other maintenance issues are addressed by preventative maintenance either by the city or a city-appointed contractor. Segments with structural issues are prioritized by severity and the most severe lines will be addressed by SARP10 during the rehabilitation phase of work.
The SARP10 Team will be inspecting sanitary sewer manholes throughout the City. Manholes are the main way the sewer maintenance crews gain access to the sewer lines for cleaning and general maintenance. The main objective of the inspection is to identify and classify defects in the manhole structure. The majority of the inspection is performed with cameras or video equipment. Once the defects are identified the SARP10 Team can then prioritize the repairs and develop plans for corrective actions.
There are a variety of techniques and technologies available to maintain, repair and rehabilitate the sanitary sewer collection system to reduce sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and backups. These technologies are applied to resolve the specific concerns in sewer segments identified through CCTV and other condition assessments.
These techniques are selected and recommended based on the potential for the defects within any sewer segment to contribute to an SSO or backup, and the cost-efficiency and effectiveness of PM, repair or rehabilitation.
Sources of fats, oil and grease include restaurants, businesses, homes and apartments – Businesses, primarily restaurants, are regulated by ordinance – Residents will receive information with tips for preventing stoppages and disposing of fats, oil and grease.