Sewer Department

Photo of sewer drain


The Sewer Department is a division of the Public Works Department, and operates, maintains and makes new installations to the system that handles the waste water within the City and from some industrial sites outside the City limits. The system is self-sufficient having its own sewer treatment plant, with a capacity of 1.6 million gallons per day.


The sewer collection system consists of 50 miles of sewer lines and 27 pump stations. Our licensed operators oversee the operation and maintenance of the system under the strict regulations of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).


The Sewer Department ensures that the waste water is transported to the sewer treatment plant in a safe and efficient way, and is also responsible for the system being in compliance with TDECs regulations. The sewer collection and sewer treatment process is monitored by the system operators and the sewer treatment plant operators, and the water exiting the plant is tested continuously by our licensed operators to ensure that it is environmentally safe.


Contact: Superintendent Mike Davis

Phone: 931-738 2281

Address: P.O. Box 468, 545 E. Bockman Way, Sparta TN 38583

On the morning of 12-7-2022 there was a temporary overflow at Mayberry St. Lift Station manhole because of rain fall. Operations should return to normal as rain receeds.

For more information, please call 931-738-2281 or email at