Sewer Systems

Sewer Systems

The sewer jetter truck is used to flush and clear lines of debris.

Staff in the Sewer Section of the Water Resources Division are responsible for the inspection and maintenance of wastewater and  stormwater collection facilities in the City of Livermore. In addition to routine and preventive maintenance activities, the staff responds to customer reports of sewer or flood problems and emergencies. 

The City of Livermore Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) provides a plan and schedule for properly managing, operating, and maintaining all parts of the sanitary sewer system to reduce and prevent sewer system overflows (SSOs) as well as mitigate any SSOs that do occur. An internal audit of the SSMP is conducted on a regular basis (minimum every two years), and is updated at least every five years.

Livermore Sewer customers, check out the informational links below. If you have any questions, please click here to send an email.

Keeping Things Flowing

The Sewer Section implements the City's Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program. Pipes that collected wastewater from homes and businesses are called sanitary sewers. The entire sanitary sewer system is flushed every three years.

Staff uses special equipment to televise the City's main lines.

Looking Inside the Pipelines

In addition to the flushing, main sanitary sewer lines are televised throughout the year to survey the condition of the wastewater collection system. In the event a problem is discovered in a customer's sanitary sewer service line (lateral), the customer will be advised of the problem. A course of action to remedy the problem will also be recommended.

Tree roots often cause problems in sanitary sewer lines. Click on the following to learn more about Tree Roots in Sewers.

Putting fats, oils and grease down the drain can also lead to clogged sewers and sewer backups. Click on the following to learn how to Keep Our Sewers Fat-Free.