The Sewer Maintenance Section is responsible for repairing storm and sanitary sewers, opening stoppages and replacing sewer mains as needed on a routine bases. The Sewer Section is also responsible for cleaning the many streams and channels and for the day to day cleaning of catch basins and storm and sanitary sewer mains.
Daily maintenance of thousands of storm sewer catch basin inlets and hundreds of fire hydrants is performed by a private contractor, under contract with the Maintenance Division.
Under the leadership of the Street Maintenance Section, the Sewer Maintenance Section and the Construction and Inspection Division are responsible for the removal of snow and ice from the City streets and many parking lots. In addition a private contractor serves as a force multiplier giving the City's snow fighting force a total of 48 pieces of snow removal equipment.
The Street Maintenance Section along with the Sewer Maintenance Section are often called upon to support clean up of hazardous materials the have been spilled or dumped into the City's storm or sanitary sewer system.