City Of Greeley
 

Wastewater Collections

The mission of the Wastewater Collection Division of the Water and Sewer Department is to protect community health by transporting wastewater away from homes and businesses. This includes respecting property values and public safety by reducing the frequency of blockages in the sanitary sewer lines.

A wide variety of work is performed by this division including routine cleaning of sewer lines, inspection of sewer lines, maintenance of the sewage pumping stations, rehabilitation of the system and responding to emergencies.

The wastewater collection system dates back to 1889. At the end of 2011, the system had a total of 350.17 miles of line and 10 sewage pumping stations. It serves approximately 30 square miles. The projected sewer service area is approximately 51 square miles. In the past decade the wastewater collection system has been experiencing rapid growth. Over the last 10 years, the system has grown by 32.37 miles.

Service to Private Service Lines
Route Cleaning
Sewer Line Inspection
Sewer Rehabilitation
Pump Stations
Contact Wastewater Collections


Service to Private Service Lines

Even though the City is not responsible for the maintenance of private sewer service lines, we have collected as much information as possible about their locations. The information only tells us where the private line connects to the public line. It does not tell us where the line is located on private property. Since the system dates back to 1889, records for all properties may not be available or accurate. If you need to know where the line runs from your house to the street or easement you might have to contact a private sewer cleaning company. Some of the companies in Greeley have equipment to locate these lines.

It is always a good idea to check out all the utilities to any house you are thinking about purchasing. In 1974, the Wastewater Collection Division started keeping records of sewer emergency calls for each property. These records indicate if a problem was corrected by the City or was a private property problem.

If you are planning on doing any type of digging, Colorado legislation (SB 93-155) requires that anyone that engages in any type of excavation must provide advance notice to the underground facility owners. To comply with this law you must call the UTILITY NOTIFICATION CENTER OF COLORADO at 1-800-922-1987. (This is a free service!) For more information you can also use their web site www.uncc.org.

Emergency Response

The Wastewater Collection Division responds to an average of 120 emergency requests per year. Of these, about 5 are problems in the main lines that the division can correct. The Wastewater Collection Division is available to respond to emergencies 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Regular hours for the division are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. If you have a sewer emergency during those hours, please call (970)350-9322. If a sewer emergency occurs after regular working hours, call (970)350-9600. On call personnel will be dispatched.

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Routine Cleaning

Routine cleaning is accomplished with two trucks specifically designed for sewer line cleaning.

It is the goal of the division to clean all public lines where homes and businesses are connected every 18 months. To accomplish this, over 103,000 feet of line must be cleaned monthly.

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Sewer Line Inspection

Sewer lines are inspected by a closed circuit television unit. The purpose of inspecting sewer lines is to find broken pipe, deteriorated pipe, and areas that have tree roots growing into the sewer lines. Information collected from these inspections is used to document and determine the location and type of rehabilitation required to correct problems.

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Sewer Rehabilitation

There are many different methods to repair and replace sewer lines. Methods include total replacement and new technology that restores lines without digging them up. Since 1988, the Wastewater Collection Division has been researching and using various methods. Each year approximately $750,000 is spent rehabilitating the sanitary sewer system.

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Pump Stations

There are 10 sewage pumping stations in Greeley which require daily checking and maintenance. Failure of these stations to operate properly can cause sewer overflows or backups into basements.

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Contact Wastewater Collections

If you have any questions concerning the sanitary sewer system, please call or stop by the Wastewater Collection Division.

1101 1st Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
(970)350-9322
fax: (970)350-9330
e-mail: tony.braun@greeleygov.com

Operation hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If a sewer emergency occurs after regular working hours, call (970)350-9600. On call personnel will be dispatched.

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