Clean Gravity Sewer Pipes
Gravity sewer lines are cleaned using eleven (11) sewer cleaner trucks and City crews to remove grease and debris. They are cleaned on a seven (7) year cycle. The City of Tampa has 1300 miles of gravity sewer lines and 100,000+ active sewer accounts to provide service to a population of 527,000 citizens.
Inspect Grease Traps
The City of Tampa has over 2,600 Food Service Establishments (FSE) throughout the city’s service area that are inspected once per year by four (4) inspectors. The purpose of this grease trap/interceptor inspections is to minimize grease accumulation in the wastewater collection system in accordance with the City’s Grease Ordinance adopted in 2005. The annual goal is 3,000 per year or 250 inspections per month.
Manholes are visually inspected by three (3) manhole inspection crews to determine the current condition, need of rehabilitation, and the priority of the rehabilitation. The 30,000 manholes in our system are inspected on a seven (7) year cycle.
Sewer Pipe CCTV Inspected
Gravity sewers are inspected using closed circuit television trucks and City crews to visually inspect the condition of the pipeline. This information is used to determine the condition of the pipeline, need for rehabilitation, and the priority of the rehabilitation. They are inspected on a seven (7) year cycle.