Did You Know...
That the Wastewater Collection Division conveys wastewater from resident’s homes and businesses to the wastewater treatment facilities? This division consists of 19 employees who perform proactive, preventive and corrective maintenance including sewer inspection, sewer cleaning, root control, pest control, customer service and emergency response. That means minimizing sanitary sewer stoppages, sanitary sewer overflows and backups into homes or businesses, and reducing sewer odors and corrosion problems in the collection system. The City of Glendale’s wastewater collection system consists of a network of pipes ranging in sizes of 6-inch to 54-inch totaling 680.3 miles including 13,338 manholes, and 1,085 cleanouts. Currently, seven dosing stations are placed in strategic areas to reduce odors and corrosion. Our cleaning crews hydro-flush and remove debris from 200 miles of pipe annually. In addition, closed circuit television (CCTV) is a major component of inspecting 30 miles of pipe annually for surveying and inventory of the collection system components for prioritization of system upgrades and maintenance.