Wastewater Division

REPORT A WATER LEAK OR SEWER CLOG

Emergency
Hours
Phone Number
Water/Sewer24 hours / 7 days813-749-1226
Water3:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.813-486-2487
Water 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.813-486-2846
Sewer3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.813-433-8131
Sewer11 p.m. to 7 a.m.813-433-8129

**Public Notice**

The Control Building at the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) houses the Division offices, laboratory, and electrical controls for the process. It is essentially the "command center" for the facility and is in need of replacement. The existing WRF control building was constructed in 1973 and does not meet the current standard bottom floor elevation mandated by the Florida Building Code for this flood zone. As such, the City plans to replace and elevate the building with assistance from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). The City has applied for grant funding through the DEO’s Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program. This grant assistance will provide the financial support to ensure that this project moves forward quickly and includes design features that support a long lasting and resilient facility. Award announcements are anticipated in the Fall/Winter of 2020. 

For questions, comments, or more information on this project email Johna Jahn, Assistant Public Works Director by June 30, 2020.

  1. toilet is not a trashcan
  2. No f.o.g. down the drain

Items like wipes, cotton balls, and dental floss may be labelled as "flushable", but they are not. These items do not break down like toilet paper in the wastewater system and cause clogs to form. These clogs will grow to create back-ups and overflows throughout the wastewater system. Only flush the 3 P’s:

  1. Pee
  2. Poo
  3. (Toilet) Paper

Lift station in OldsmarDo Not Flush:

  • Baby and/or adult cleaning wipes
  • Medication
  • Dental floss
  • Cotton swabs and balls
  • Feminine hygiene products (maxi pads, tampons, & wrappers)
  • Bandages
  • Kitty litter
  • Paper towels
  • Hair

Also, please note that clogs within sanitary sewer piping (sewer lateral) on the homeowner’s property are the homeowner’s responsibility. Please avoid the unnecessary mess and plumbing charges by following this simple rule.

To learn more about water and sewer use in Oldsmar, click on the City Ordinances below:

Chapter 70 Article II: Water and Sewer System

Chapter 70 Article III: Sewer Use