Wastewater Collection System

Maintaining the District’s main sewage collection system line is important to keep the sewer system running smoothly. FSD’s maintenance program entails both using a high-pressure jet/vac truck and specialized video camera equipment.

This maintenance equipment is used on all sanitary mains covering roughly 108 miles within the current system. The network of collection pipelines and manholes send the sanitary waste to one of two wastewater treatment facilities, and raw wastewater is treated either at the Richard J. Christian II or the Harold D. Thompson facility depending on the physical location within the District. Video inspection footage reveals valuable information such as pipe obstructions by grease, foreign debris or roots, and it allows the District to spot and/or mitigate potential problem areas. The high-pressure jet unit scours the pipeline wall while cleaning and clears out any potential obstruction. Grit and debris are removed with a powerful vacuum at the manhole. You can help the District by keeping your service line clear by disposing grease, oil, and food scraps into the trash rather than the sink and/or garbage disposal. Additionally, the District has grease and oil control regulations for applicable businesses and entities producing grease. The regulation is an inspection program making sure grease traps and interceptors are properly installed and maintained, which when working properly, will keep grease out of sewer lines.

Cover Your Flush

Fats, Oils and Grease

Fats, Oils and Grease

Fats, oils, and grease are not just bad for your arteries and waistline; they’re bad for sewage collection systems too! Sanitary sewer overflows and backups can cause health hazards, damage... Read more

Flushable Wipes

Flushable Wipes

The Fountain Sanitation District has had numerous struggles with “disposable wipes” within its sanitary collection system. Although they are conveniently marked “flushable” and they can be flushed, the wipes do... Read more

Don't Flush

Don't Flush

This information is provided courtesy of the Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool.Find more information online at coveryourflush.com. Here is a list of things you should avoid washing down your... Read more

Your Pipes

Your Pipes

Your Pipes While your wastewater or sewer utility is responsible for maintenance on your street’s main sewer lines, you as a homeowner are responsible for all the pipes in your home... Read more

FSD Sewer and Drain Backup Policy

FSD Sewer and Drain Backup Policy

It is policy of the Fountain Sanitation District concerning sanitary sewer and drain backups that any and all claims arising from sanitary sewer and drain backups will be denied unless there is... Read more

Sewer Backups

Sewer Backups

What Causes a Sewer Backup? This diagram shows a typical home’s lateral service lines, and explains some of the things that can cause a sewer line backup. This doesn't have to happen... Read more