Wastewater Collection System 2014 Annual Report

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City of Archdale

Wastewater Collection System

2014 Annual Report


This Annual Report for the City of Archdale Wastewater Collection System is prepared and submitted as required by House Bill 1160, of the Clean Water Act of 1969.  This report summarizes the City of Archdale’s Collection System performance of over a twelve month period from January to December 2014.  It identifies the extent to which any of the terms of its permit, federal laws, state laws, rules or regulations related to the protection of water quality have been violated.

 Collection System Overview

The City of Archdale owns and operates its wastewater collection system.  The collection system operates under Permit # WQCS00312 issued by the State of North Carolina.  On average the City collects 900,000 gallons of wastewater each day and transports it through 78 miles of gravity collection lines, 5.6 miles of force mains and 9 pump stations to the City of High Point’s Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The City of Archdale owns 2.5 million gallons per day of treatment capacity in the Eastside Plant.

All pump stations are equipped with audible and visible alarms and a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) electronic monitoring system.  Four of the pump stations are equipped with standby generators and portable generators are available for the other pump stations in case of power outages.  Each pump station is visibly inspected at least 2 times a week by a Public Works Department employee.  In addition, the City has developed a contingency plan to deal with failure at any one of the City’s sewer pump stations.

Collection System Performance

The City’s goal is to have zero spills and overflows from its collection system.  Unfortunately because pump stations are mechanical devices and sewer collection systems are subject clogs from grease, roots, construction debris and litter all systems are subject to spills and overflows.

In order to help prevent spills and overflows the City uses television equipment to visibly inspect lines and routinely flushes lines to help prevent future problems.  In addition, a Sewer Overflow Response Plan has been prepared that identifies equipment, supplies and on-call employees that are available to help mitigate spills and procedures to follow should an overflow or spill occur.

The City of Archdale Public Works Department routinely inspects and cleans the collection system lines each year.  This past year 53,000+ feet of line was flushed and over 1000+ feet was inspected by remote television cameras.  All of the collection system rights of way are routinely inspected, accessible and mowed annually.

Spill Information

 The City had no reportable spills for 2014.

Residents can help minimize future overflow events by reporting unauthorized uncovering of sewer manholes, improper disposal of materials into manholes, vandalism of manhole structures, any observed overflow or spills, and strong sewage odor in or around sewer lines to Archdale City Hall from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at 434-7338 or 434-7339 and after hours by reporting the events to Archdale Police Department at 434-3134.


A copy of this Annual Report may be obtained by visiting City Hall at 307 Balfour Drive, Archdale between

8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. This report is also available on line at






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