Private Service Lateral Program (PSLP) & Service Lateral Program (SLP)
By order from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in accordance to the Clean Water Act the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) has been directed to eliminate as many inflow and infiltration (I&I) sources as possible.
The directive from TDEC and EPA required the development of a Corrective Action Plan (CAP), a Capacity Assurance Program (CAP), a Sewer Overflow Response Plan (SORP) and establishing a Maintenance, Operation, and Management (MOM) program throughout the WWTA’s sanitary sewer service area. As a part of the WWTA’s compliance efforts the Private Service Lateral Program (PSLP) and Service Lateral Program (SLP) were initiated.
The Private Service Lateral Program (PSLP) was initiated to address I&I from resident or commercial sewer line connections. This program uses master plumbers, general contractors, review contractors and sewer line inspections to prevent I&I from entering the main sewer line and preventing wastewater from going into the environment due to service lateral defects or pipe material.
The Service Lateral Program (SLP) was developed to systematically inspect, test, and repair defective and substandard sewer service lines within the WWTA collection system from the building to the street as a part of the directive action to eliminate as many inflow and infiltration (I&I) sources as possible. The overall goal of the SLP is to reduce and eliminate sanitary sewer overflows which can send debris and pathogens in our creeks, streams and waterways.
The WWTA is responsible for the public sewer system throughout the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County and the surrounding municipalities. Click here to view the WWTA service area map.