A map of our system may be accessed online here.
The Galesburg Sanitary District’s sewer system consists of approximately 160 miles of mains which convey wastewater to our sewer plant on the west side of the City. The majority of the sewer pipe is made of clay tile, while other materials also include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), reinforced concrete, steel and brick. These pipe range from 8” to 66” entering at the plant.
The maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection system is critical to ensuring the public health of our customers. The Sewer Collection Department is responsible for the sanitary sewer collection system maintenance. Sanitary sewer mains are primarily located underground, connected by a series of. Employees must be able to access the manholes to maintain the system. The operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system is a protection of the capital investment that the community has made in its wastewater collection system, which extends its effective life cycle and reduces operational costs. Inadequate operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system can cause failures, which can result in sanitary sewer overflows.