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Starting this week, crews with the City of Pocatello Water Pollution Control Department will begin the annual process of cleaning the city’s sanitary sewer lines.
Jetting the mainlines serves as the primary preventive maintenance procedure on the pipe network. Crews utilize a specialized truck to perform the task and the equipment uses highly pressurized water driven through nozzles to clear material and debris that may be trapped in the line. The work is estimated to wrap up in the fall.
Pocatello is served by more than 250 miles of sanitary sewer lines and 23 sewer lift/pump stations. The Water Pollution Control facility located on Rio Vista Road treats roughly 7.5 million gallons of wastewater daily.
If the public has any questions, they are invited to contact the staff with Water Pollution Control at 234-6254.