On November 9, 2016, the City of Tyler approved a draft agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make wastewater collection system upgrades, and to enhance the City's existing programs for inspections, maintenance and cleaning of the wastewater system. The agreement, known as a Consent Decree, became effective as of April 10, 2017 and will last for ten (10) years.
Under the Consent Decree, Tyler Water Utilities will be required to develop and implement a Capacity, Management, Operation and Maintenance (CMOM) Program. This program provides a framework for TWU to perform a comprehensive review of our wastewater collection system and enhance our current operation and maintenance practices so that we can:
- * Better manage, operate and maintain our wastewater collection system,
- * Better identify areas in the collection system with potential capacity constraints, and
- * Better respond to unauthorized discharges.
Effective Date 04-10-2017
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