The Sewer Division is responsible for maintaining sanitary sewer mainline, manholes, and lift stations of Dallas' collection system.
There is more than 66 miles of sanitary mainlines within the collection system. The crew is routinely cleans and cameras the entire system to check for deficiencies throughout the pipe network.
A lift stations is a series of pumps that "lifts" the sanitary flows from a low laying area up to another part of the system that can be serviced with a standard gravity network. The city currently has 2 lift stations in service, one of which has plans to be taken off line with the extension of a gravity transmission line. Lift stations require additional maintenance as well as back-up power if there happens to be a power failure in the area.