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Sewer Services
...For Sewer Emergencies: Please call 901-870-8594 (24 hours/day)

General Information
The City of Lakeland provides sewer services for its residential and commercial residents.

sewer.pngSewer services include municipal wastewater collection and treatment, and providing information about FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) disposal. 

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Residential City Sewer Rates
Commercial City Sewer Rates
Sewer System Inventory
Irrigation Meters
Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Disposal

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Residential City Sewer Rates (Fiscal Year 2018)

 Usage (CCF)   
 6-20  $2.50/ccf
 21+  $0.50/ccf   

Commercial City Sewer Rates
(Fiscal Year 2018)
 Base Rate (Up to 30,000 Gallons)
 Rate after 30,000 Gallons                        
 60.35 per month
 1.39 per 100 cubic feet (ccf)


Sewer System Inventory

The city provides sewer service with a new wastewater treatment plan (WWTP) that came into service in November 2007. The plant was financed with loan monies from the Tennessee Municipal League. Sewer statistical data is as follows:

Diameter (Inches) Count
Lineal Feet
10 48 10,092 1.91
12 23 4,054 0.77
15 28 7,097 1.34
18 18 5,862 1.11
8 1,218 250,458 47.44

Miscellaneous Information
  • 2.5 MGD WWTP constructed in 2006-2007
  • 18 Sewer Lift Systems
  • 1,369 Manholes
  • Sewer Services include municipal wastewater collection and treatment.

The Treatment Plant came online in November 2007 and has a capacity of 2.5 million gallons per day (mgd). Currently the average winter time flow into the plant is approximately 0.5 mgd.

Irrigation.jpgIrrigation Meter Installation

Residents with irrigation systems have the option of installing a second water meter for irrigation which will not be charged a sewer fee.

Requests for irrigation meters are handled through MLGW Builders Services Center at 901-729-8630 option #2.

FOG.jpgFats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Disposal

Many times, grease is wasted into the plumbing system, usually through the kitchen sink. Grease sticks to the insides of sewer pipes (both on your property and in the streets). Over time, the grease can build up and block the entire pipe.

fogpan.jpgHere are some quick tips for appropriate FOG disposal:

    Garbage disposals do not keep grease out of the plumbing system.
  • Never pour grease down sinks, drains, or into toilets.
  • Scrape grease and food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils, and cooking surfaces into the REGULAR TRASH for disposal.

For more details about FOG and its appropriate disposal, please see the Fats, Oils, and Grease Regulations (PDF).

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