Wastewater Collections & Pumping

Wastewater leaves your home from sink and shower drains, washing machines, dishwashers, and commodes and enters the City's sanitary sewer system. A vast network of pipes lie unseen under the ground as well as main pumping stations that function continually day and night to carry your wastewater to the city's treatment plant.

There are currently 165 pump stations, 700 miles of conventional gravity wastewater lines and 14,000 plus Pre-Treatment Effluent Pumping (PEP) tanks in the Wastewater Collection System that are maintained by a highly diversified crew that are responsible for inspections, repairs, and maintenance.  Lines are cleaned to rid them of grease build-up, grit and gravel, root intrusion, and other debris.  Utility personnel use a variety of equipment to perform this cleaning which includes vacuuming, jetting with water pressure, root cutters, etc. 

Repair work consists of excavating lines and repairing holes, offset joints, and other problems in the main lines which have developed over years of settling, weather, and harsh usage.  A portable closed circuit television camera (CCTV) is also used to identify problems that would otherwise be left to guesswork.  Utility technicians can observe the condition of the line as the camera is propelled through the system.  Other maintenance programs include smoke testing of gravity sewer, repairs to failed gravity lines utilizing cured in place (CIP) fiberglass liners.

PEP Tanks

PEP tanks represent roughly half of the residential lots in Palm Coast, and utility technicians inspect systems daily to ensure that the system is working properly, in addition to responding to 30 to 50 customer service calls daily making necessary adjustments, replace pumps, floats, damaged and aging electrical and plumbing connections as needed.

PEP tank Information Booklet pdf

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