The Wastewater Collection Division strives to protect the health of the citizens of Temple by reducing sanitary sewer overflows and insuring proper clean up of wastewater spills. Overflow stoppage has top priority, followed by continued maintenance of the 400+ miles of wastewater mains in the system. Replacement programs are completed by both in-house construction crews and contract services contractors.
Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are caused by a variety of issues. Taking care of what is disposed of through your household plumbing can aid in the decrease of overflows which can be harmful to the community and environment. Click on the links below to learn more about ways you can help.Fats, Oils & GreaseFlushing Facts