The Operations Division maintains the wastewater collection system that conveys wastewater 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 that stores information about the location and condition of the wastewater pipes.
The Operations Division maintains 225 miles of wastewater lines, varying from 6″ to 60″ in diameter.
Maintenance activities include:
- Pipeline cleaning
- TV inspections
- Pipeline locating
- Inspecting maintenance access holes
- Pipeline repair
- Residents are responsible for their private wastewater line to the public right-of-way.
- The City is responsible for maintaining the wastewater collection system within the public right-of-way.