Rome Sewer Collection and Water Reclamation Facilities
The City of Rome is responsible for the maintenance and extension of the sewerage systems for the City of Rome and for Floyd County; including Lindale, Shannon, Coosa, and Armuchee. The City of Cave Spring has its own sewerage system.
The sewerage systems are comprised of 43 lift (pumping) stations, approximately 400 miles of sewer mains, 6000 manholes and 22,000 service connections. Two sewage collection systems are in use. One discharges into the Coosa Water Reclamation Facility on Ausburn Road and the other system discharges into the Rome Water Reclamation Facility located on Blacks Bluff Road. Treated effluent from each facility enters the Coosa River.
The Rome Water Reclamation Facility has the capacity to treat 36 million gallons of wastewater per day and the Coosa Facility has the capacity to treat 2 million gallons per day. Both Facilities have secondary levels of treatment and the Rome Facility has nutrient removal capability. These two facilities function 24 hours a day/7 days per week and are operated & maintained by a staff of 33 employees. The operations staff and laboratory staff are state certified for their positions.
The collection systems are maintained and extended by a work force consisting of a total of 29 employees. The foremen of these crews are certified through the Georgia Secretary of State Office. These employees are qualified in the use of heavy equipment, blasting, sewer construction & repair methods, sewer main cleaning, sewer main television equipment, smoke testing, erosion control and working within roadways.
The Sanitary Sewer Operations Center is located at 100 Vaughn Road. The 24-hour telephone number for the Center is (706) 236-4560.
CMOM Report 2011