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Public Works & Utilities

Equipment/Utility Accomplishments

Sanitary sewer equipment includes:
- 2 hydraulic rod trucks 
- 1 television truck 
- 2 mechanical rod trucks 
- Excavator 
- Tandem dump truck 
- other construction vehicles

Utility Accomplishments
Each year the Sanitary Sewer Utility:
- Cleans 85 miles of line 
- Televises 40 miles of sewer 
- Responds to 250 emergency customer calls 
- Repairs 100 defects in pipes and manholes 
- Finances $350,000 of pipe replacement as part of the SIP program 
- Flow monitors sewers throughout the city 
- Provides in I/I grants to disconnect footing drains

With improved monitoring along with the televising program the Sewer Utility has been able to develop and carry out an effective preventive maintenance program. The result has been a decrease in the number of customer complaint calls and claims along with significant reduction in failures within the city’s infrastructure.

Jim Benning
Director of Public Works & Utilities
City Hall, Room 211B
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 730-5105


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