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Jeff Hartley, Director

PO Box 458

Orange Beach, AL 36561

T: 251.974.5216

F: 251.974.5218

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JEFF HARTLEY

 

Sewer Specs for Installations

Plan and profile drawings are required showing all water, storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure as required in the subdivision regulations.

The following provides requirements for laterals and sanitary sewer force mains and needs to be included in the preliminary plat construction drawings:

 

LATERALS

Brass gate valves

Brass check valves

Service saddles to be provided of double strap design

6-inch round plastic valve boxes

2-inch schedule 40 PVC pipe

18-inch minimum depth

90 degree bends not allowed

 

SEWER FORCE MAINS

Class 200 PVC pipe (AWWA C900)

Fittings at bends shall be ductile iron castings

Cleanouts provided on ends of sewer mains

Metal valve risers on all valves

36-inch minimum depth

Sanitary sewer sizing calculations required, ensuring adequate capacity as specified in WPCF Manual of Practice No. 9, Design and Construction of Sanitary and Storm Sewers. Calculations must be signed and sealed by an Alabama registered Professional Engineer.

Hydrostatic testing shall be performed at 120 psi for all sizes of force mains. The testing procedures shall continue for an uninterrupted period of not less than 3 hours. Testing shall be in accordance with the applicable AWWA provisions for PVC-AWWA Publication M23. Should the test fail, necessary repairs shall be accomplished by the contractor and the test repeated until within the established limits. Hydrostatic test data must be reviewed and approved by the project Professional Engineer of Record prior to submittal to the City.

Sewer Department

  1. Treatment capacity of the Wastewater Treatment Plant is 10 million gallons per day.   The collection system is comprised of low pressure and gravity lines, mostly in the corporate city limits of Orange Beach.  Other areas supplied by the water treatment facility are low-pressure lines to Ono Island and the Miflin Creek region.

     

    Objective

  2. The primary purpose of our mission is to provide a product free of pollutants and materials that could harm the environment or the general public.  Our discharge permit issued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management is one of the strictest in the state.  The treatment facility is also closely monitored by the U.S. -E.P.A. and various local governmental agencies. The liquid leaving the facillity is discharged directly into the Intracoastal Waterway and therefore has a critical impact on the local fishing industry.   We are pleased to be an environmentally friendly operation.

     

    Recent Accomplishments:

  3. During the past four years the Operation has upgraded all primary lift stations and installed miles of improved force mains.  The primary treatment facility has been doubled in size and is capable of tremendous expansion at minimal cost.   These improvements have been done with a 30% decrease in billing rates to our customers.

    Future Objectives

  4. Due to the rapid increase in construction, the department is constantly in a state of improvement.  The collection system is being expanded on a daily basis to provide sewer availability to every resident of the city, as well as extending lines into the outlying areas of the county.  This expansion is possible due to the increased treatment capacity of the primary facility, which is designed for double the current population.  The plant staff and field crews are required to attend Continuing Education Classes each month to keep them current with changes in regulations and improve their job skills.  This training is provided by the city to ensure the safety of the residents and visitors to our area.

 

GARBAGE PICKUP IS ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS..

 

 

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