The Water & Sewer Department consists of the following divisions: Backflow Prevention/Cross Connection Program, Engineering & Construction, Environmental Compliance, Meter Services, Sewer Line Maintenance, Storm Water, Treatment Plant, and Waterline Maintenance. Field Operations includes the following: Backflow Prevention/Cross Connection Program, Environmental Compliance, Sewer Line Maintenance, Storm Water, and Waterline Maintenance. These divisions foster cooperative working relationships among City departments, intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, as well as various public and private groups. The Field Operations division employs approximately 55 full-time employees who provide water and sewer services to approximately 11,000+ customer accounts. This Department is also responsible for responding to 24-hour, 7-day on-call emergencies for water, sewer, meter services and storm water issues.
The water distribution system is comprised of a main line that runs 164+ miles. The main lines range in size from 2” – 16”. The Waterline Maintenance Division is responsible for the installation, repair and maintenance of all water mains, service lines, valves, and fire hydrants.
The collections system contains 153+ miles of sewer main lines. The Sewer Line Maintenance Division is responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of all sewer mains and manholes. In addition, the Division is tasked with the following: 24-hour response to sewer overflows and back-ups; maintenance of air relief valves, and force mains, tap/stub location and installation, Closed Circuit TV Inspections of newly developed projects and existing lines, as well as easement encroachment investigations. This Division is responsible for the reduction or elimination of inflow and infiltration into the sewer system. Furthermore, the Division handles sewer rehabilitation projects, flow management, and provides asset management information on the collections system. The Environmental Compliance Division, which includes the FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) Program, is responsible for educating the public on keeping the sewer system free of fats, oils, and grease.
The Meter Services Division, also known as Meter Maintenance and Repair, is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of water service lines and water meters in the City of East Point.
The Backflow Prevention (and Cross-Connection) Division is responsible for the installation and inspection of residential and commercial backflow devices.
The City of East Point implemented the Storm Water Division in 2012. This division provides support for major storm water functions such as replacing storm drain pipes, reducing flooding, fulfilling regulatory requirements, and reducing pollution carried by storm water to our waterways.