Responsibilities of the Division
The Wastewater Division is responsible for cleaning all gravity sewer mains to prevent plugs, and responsible for all low-pressure sewer mains within the city, including any/all breaks, flushing of the lines, all maintenance on air reliefs in the system, and the inspection of new sewer gravity lines. They assist the water crew with water leaks within the city's water system using a Hydro machine. The Wastewater Division also assists with the cleaning of the lift stations in the city on a 3-month schedule.
The Wastewater crews replace old sewer services as needed, as well as install new sewer services. The installation of clean-outs on the property line for businesses and property owners helps determine where a problem exists and whether it will be the city, business owner, or property owners responsibility for repairs.
The crew performs televised inspections on all new subdivisions in town, checking for any offsets or dirt in the system prior to the City of Show Low assuming responsibility of the sewer lines.
Manhole Installation & Repair
Installation of new manholes at the end of all old manholes enables the crew to work from either end of the sewer main. Repairing manholes by placing new concrete around the top of the old manholes helps to keep the rain and/or dirt from entering the system.