Sewer and Drainage Utility
SEWER & DRAINAGE UTILITY DIVISION
900 W. Broad Street
OTHER PUBLIC WORKS
SEWER & DRAINAGE UTILITY
The Sewer & Drainage Division treats the City’s wastewater and drainage. Separate systems are maintained to prevent mingling until treatment. After the treatment process the water is discharged into the Delaware river, 200 yards south of the Burlington Bristol Bridge. The by-product (sludge) is first dewatered, then trucked to the Burlington County compost site for final disposal. Stringent adherance to state and federal environmental regulations is maintained at all times.
The leader of the Division of WastewaterTreatment and Drainage is known as the Sewer & Drainage Division Supervisor. This Division, under the auspices of the Public Works Department Director, Mayor, and Business Administrator, performs all appropriate functions with regard to treating the City’s residential, commercial, and industrial wastewater, including:
FLOOD RISK AND FLOOD INSURANCE
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Protect Our Natural Floodplain Functions
Flood Risk Insurance
Flooding can happen anywhere, but certain areas are especially prone to serious flooding. To help communities understand their risk, flood maps (Flood Insurance Rate Maps, FIRMs) have been created to show the locations of high-risk, moderate-to-low risk and undetermined-risk areas. Link to the One-Step Flood Risk Assessment Tool, which is a simple way for homeowners to learn their flood risk level by just inputting their address at:
Water and Sewerage Rates and Payments
The Office of the Collector - Water & Sewer bills and collects charges. Please see their web page for rates and billing information. You now may look up and pay Water and Sewerage bills on-line at the following link: On-line Pay.
Beating problems before they arise
All City-owned sewer mains are subject to a scheduled maintenance program. When any of the sewer mains becomes clogged, workers respond, using a specialized truck (jet/vac) which breaks the stoppage by using high pressure water or a cutter.
The Drainage Division also operates all storm drains and catch basins owned by the City. Flooding and problems are pro-actively prevented through a scheduled maintenance program. Division responds to clogged basins or lines, and regulates storm waters flowing through JFK Lake and its extension.
Who is responsible?
When home, business or industrial sewerage problems arise, the Sewer & Drainage Division responsibility begins at the City-owned main line, as mandated by ordinance 18-3.13A.1. The Division is NOT responsible for home sewer laterals, that is the line from the dwelling to the City-owned sewer main. The homeowner is responsible for correcting any problems occuring from the main to their fixtures.
Call the Division at 609-386-0035. After-hours calls are answered by the Water Department, which will dispatch someone to the problem.
How can I help?
Citizens can help prevent drainage problems and possibility of street flooding. How? Be careful during leaf collection and snow removal periods to keep storm drains and gutters clear. Do not discard anything into gratings, drains, or gutters.
City Hall 525 High St. Burlington NJ 08016 • TEL 609-386-0200 • www.BurlingtonNJ.us • Copyright 2013