Water Pollution Control

Sanitary Sewer Division

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Sewer Maintenance Division

Collection Systems Maintenance

14909 East Truman Road
Independence, Missouri 64050
Telephone:  (816) 325-7727
Fax:  (816) 325-7737



Independence has separate sanitary and storm sewer systems.

The Sewer Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair of over 578 miles of sanitary sewers and over 12,000 manholes.  Service is both preventive and corrective.  Approximately 25 million gallons of wastewater are carried through the sanitary sewer lines each day for treatment at a wastewater facility.

Maintenance activities consist of flushing and cleaning sewer lines by hydraulic pressure cleaning, mechanical rodding, and root sawing. 

Closed circuit video inspection and dye/smoke testing are used to respond to complaints from citizens, identify inflow and infiltration, and to inspect new construction. Another part of the Sewer Maintenance Division's activities include surveillance and analysis, such as flow monitoring, sampling, and environmental inspections.

Repair activities consist of pull and replace rehabilitation of sanitary sewer lines, trenchless technology, and repair work.


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