The Sewer Department is responsible for the inspection, maintenance and repair of 77 miles of sanitary sewers, 5 sewage pumping stations, 12 flow metering stations and the cleaning and repairing 2,100 manholes. Much of the sewer system was constructed in the late 60’s and early 70’s, and now is coming into the age requiring major rehabilitation or replacement of failing pipes.
The department’s primary job is to do preventive maintenance which includes jet cleaning and root cutting; TV pipeline inspections, manhole inspections. The inspection of sewer lines is accomplished through the use of TV camera and monitor equipment. Sewer line cleaning is typically accomplished by the staff through the use of a flusher truck with root cutting equipment. In a typical year 20+ miles of sewers are cleaned. The entire Town of sanitary sewers is cleaned every five years, this helps prevent sewer backups from occurring to our citizens of Cromwell.
The department also performs emergency repairs and scheduled repairs to sewer manholes and connecting pipelines.
The Sewer staff responds to emergencies 24 hours a day in order to maintain a healthy quality of life for the citizens of Cromwell.