Collections & Distribution

The Collections and Distribution (C & D) Department is located at 1855 Joliet Road in the same building complex with Public Works.

COLLECTIONs (sewer) SYSTEM


The wastewater collection system consists of approximately 230 miles of sewer lines ranging from 6 inches to 72 inches in diameter, almost 5,000 manholes, and 32 lift stations.  Maintenance of these systems plays an essential role in maximizing the amount of wastewater flow that is conveyed throughout the system, especially during rain events.  Televising and cleaning of sanitary sewer/storm water lines, cleaning catch basins and inlet covers, and repairing and replacing infrastructure are top priorities.

MAINTENANCE


The Valparaiso sewer system maintenance repair and response plays an essential role in maximizing the amount of wastewater flow that is conveyed throughout the system, especially during rain events.

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE


The schedule for maintaining the sewer system includes:

  • Cleaning catch basins and inlet covers to aid in the removal of debris that could potentially reach the treatment plant
  • Cleaning combined / sanitary sewer lines
  • Maintaining areas within the system that have potential damage or obstructions
  • Preventing further obstructions within the system
  • Televising combined sewer lines
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DISTRIBUTION (water) SYSTEM

The water distribution department maintains almost 250 miles of water delivery system pipeline while serving approximately 36,000 customers throughout the City and outlying areas.  Additional infrastructure includes approximately 1,800 fire hydrants, 4,000 valves and 5 water storage tanks of which 3 are elevated.

The Collections and Distribution Department is responsible for overseeing construction of new subdivisions and services, locating underground infrastructure, repairing existing infrastructure, and inspections of new and repaired service lines.
  
Our Collections & Distribution Department is on call 24 hours a day in order to respond to all  emergencies.