The sanitary sewer collection system includes over 3,499,627 l.f. (658 miles) of sanitary sewer and force mains, 14,225 manholes and seven (7) lift stations. Pipe sizes range from 2-inch to 96-inch. The storm sewer system includes over 458 miles of storm sewer and over 20,000 structures. A staff of 25 full- time employees has responsibility for operation and maintenance of the storm sewer and sanitary sewer collection systems. Responsibility for operation and maintenance of lift stations is under the Water Pollution Control Department.
Responsibilities of Sewer Maintenance related to sanitary sewer include:
Clean and clear obstructions in sanitary sewers
Televise sanitary sewers to determine condition of pipe or cause of blockages
Emergency repairs to manholes and sanitary sewer
Assist Water Pollution Control with flow monitoring activities
Minor construction or repair for other City departments
Maintenance or reconstruction of manholes or sanitary sewers
The Cedar Rapids sanitary sewer system provides service to an estimated population of 155,000. This includes residents inside and outside of the Cedar Rapids City limits.
Entities served by the system include Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Robins, and a small portion of customers in Linn County.
Service lines from the connection to the main to the building are the responsibility of property owners. In a few cases, there are sewer mains that are privately owned and maintained.