Although sanitary sewers play a critical role in the lives of each of our residents, too often the needs of this major infrastructural component are overlooked. Sewer lines allow our waste to become “out of sight and out of mind”; it is important, however, that municipalities do not view their sewer system with this type of outlook. Brentwood Borough takes a proactive approach to maintaining and upgrading our sanitary lines so as to both provide better service for our residents and to reduce our environmental footprint.
DPW laborers undertake a variety of functions in regard to our sewage infrastructure. Our employees conduct periodic manhole inspections to test for structural deficiencies, water infiltration, and the presence of corrosive chemicals. The department also works to keep storm inlets and culverts maintained in good repair and free from hazardous clogs. Additional responsibilities include clearing debris from catch basins, flushing lines of obstructive material, installing and managing manhole covers and inserts, and performing dye tests to determine the sources of leaks.
As our sewer system ages, the need for major line repairs and replacement becomes inevitable. The Supervisor of our department works closely with our Borough Manager and our engineering consultants to ensure that upgrade projects achieve a maximum return on investment.
For information on our sewer maintenance plan, consult the PDF documents below. To view our annual stormwater discharge reports, please click here.