Sanitary Sewer Overflow Response

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What are sanitary sewer overflows?

Sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) is a condition in which untreated sewage is discharged from a sanitary sewer into the environment prior to reaching sewage treatment facilities. When caused by rainfall it is also known as wet weather overflow. Frequent causes of SSO spills include:

  • Blockage of sewer lines often due to grease, rags and other materials wrongfully put into the sewer lines.
  • Infiltration/Inflow of excessive stormwater into sewer lines during heavy rainfall
  • Malfunction of pumping station lifts or electrical power failure
  • Broken sewer lines.

If you are experiencing or see a SSO please call the Franklin Water Management Department at (615) 794-4554 Mon-Fri 7am-4pm.  Call (615) 791-3260 after hours, weekends and holidays.

 

List of Overflows

Below is a summary of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The information provided will be updated as overflows occur and as information becomes available.  The City is required to report SSOs to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation within 24 hours.  Basic information will be reported here within two (2) business days.

 
 Date/Time  Location  Status  Duration
 Estimated Volume
Cause
 Detailed Report
2/21/2017 @ 6:30 pm 1255 Adams St  Resolved  45 Minutes 90 Gallons Partial main blockage as well as illicit private infrastructure
   
           
      
 
 
             

 

2016 overflows

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Response Plan Document (SORP): COMING SOON!

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit

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