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Pipeline Maintenance Division

This Division is made up of three units with specific duties. These units consist of:

Emergency Sewer Service Unit

Phone: 410-887-7415

  • Seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Relieves sewer house connection stoppages in the public portion of the lateral pipe through a visible clean-out provided on the property.
  • Mops basements in the event of a sewer main overflow.
  • Attempts to locate clean-outs on the property.
  • Opens mainline stoppages at night.
  • Marks 6 inch and greater diameter force main pipes for Miss Utility.
  • Investigates complaints.
  • Provides immediate response to dangerous or potentially dangerous conditions and will make the situation safe until corrective action can be taken.

Maintenance Unit

Phone: 410-887-7415

  • Seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Inspect sanitary sewer mains, house lateral connections and storm drains via closed circuit television.
  • Perform inspections to determine if there are any breaks or discrepancies in county utilities.
  • Clean and remove debris from sanitary sewer and storm drains.
  • Responsible for opening and cleaning mainline stoppages during the day.
  • Manages Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) program.
  • Assist Fire Department with emergency rescue (cave-ins).

Inflow and Inspection Unit

Phone: 410-887-7428

  • Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Performs inspections for newly constructed sewer and storm drains.
  • Dye tests sinkholes to determine if they are related to county utilities.
  • Investigate various complaints concerning sewer and storm drain systems.
  • Perform minor repairs on storm drain and sewer systems.
  • Sets up and reads metering equipment to calculate flow for Inflow and Infiltration studies.
  • Smoke test areas in search of signs for Inflow and Infiltration.

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Revised April 29, 2022         


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