The primary purpose of the Bryant Wastewater Utilities Department is to provide high quality, effective treatment of wastewater for the health and safety of the citizens of Bryant at a reasonable cost while meeting all State and Federal regulations established by the Clean Water Act of 1972 as amended. The Department maintains a comprehensive wastewater master plan that identifies and prioritizes needed facilities. The documents address long-range plans to insure adequate wastewater treatment facilities as the community continues to grow.
1019 S.W. 2nd St.
Bryant, AR 72022
Phone: (501) 943-0469
Fax: (501) 943-0851
Wastewater Collection News
New Sewer Force Main
Bryant Wastewater is getting ready to install a new 16” force main between Pump Station 25 (located on Midland Road just north of Highway 5) and Pump Station 5 (located on Evergreen Drive near Shobe Road). Funded with an existing low interest loan through Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and sewer revenue funds budgeted for the project, the force main will take some of the pressure off of Pump Station 10 and help resolve capacity issues.
Over the next few months some new technology is being installed incorporating all of the City’s thirty-five sewer pump stations. Department personnel can access each pump station with a computer or smart phone to respond to alarms from the stations, monitor the status of the pumps, monitor how much effluent is moving through any one station, and remotely turn pumps on and off. The remote access using specialized software allows personnel to respond rapidly to power failures, equipment failure or other issues that need to be resolved quickly.
Thursday Jun 09, 2022 01:06 PM
Before and After
DATE: Thursday Jun 09, 2022 01:06 PM
Tuesday Jun 07, 2022 12:06 PM
Hilltop rd. west of miller rd closing today...
DATE: Tuesday Jun 07, 2022 12:06 PM
Wednesday Jun 01, 2022 01:06 PM
Temporary Lane Disruption 6/2/2022
DATE: Wednesday Jun 01, 2022 01:06 PM
Maintain Your Sewer
Sewer Smart Tips
Sanitary sewer systems are designed to handle three types of waste products:
- Used water
- Human body waste
- Toilet paper
Some do’s and don’ts to help keep sewer working properly:
- DO: Collect grease in a container and dispose of it in the trash.
- DO: Place food scraps in the garbage for disposal with solid waste.
- DO: Place a waste basket in the bathroom to dispose of solid waste. (Disposable diapers and personal hygiene products do not belong in the sewer system)
- DO: Use a Backflow prevention devise (BPD) as needed.
- DON'T: Pour grease, fats, and oils from cooking down the drain.
- DON’T: Use the sewer to dispose of food scraps
- DON’T: Use the toilet as a wastebasket for garbage and chemicals. These items can kill “good” bacteria used for sewage treatment, and cost much more to treat
- DON’T: Plant trees with shallow ,spreading root system near your sewer lateral. Tree roots seek water sources, such as cracked sewer lines. Once the roots have penetrated the line through cracks, the roots can create a dense mat and trap materials.
FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE “DO’s AND DON’T’s” YOU CAN HELP PREVENT SEWER BACKUPS AND AVOID EXPENSIVE PLUMBING AND CLEANUP BILLS.
Prevent Sewer Backups
If your sewer system doesn't have a clean out, you should have one installed to allow access to clear any blockages in your line. Even if you have a clean out, you also need a backflow prevention device installed in the sewer lateral if your plumbing system is located below the cleanout or less than one foot above the nearest uphill sewer main manhole.
Backup Prevention Devices (BPDs)
BPDs allow water and backup materials to escape from the cleanout rather than flowing into the home. Many sewer relief devices or BPDs can be installed by the homeowner or a plumber. A properly installed BPD may also protect your home from damage-causing overflows should your own sewer lateral line – the connection between your home and the sewer main – be broken or otherwise become blocked.
Q. How do I know if I have a BPD device or not?
A. Look for a typically round lid or cap around your house, normally 3 or 4 inch in diameter, some may be a cap, screw in cap or a pop up cap. These are usually located on the same side of your house that the city sewer main is on. City wastewater department can assist you finding the city main.
Q. How can I get a backup prevention device (BPD)?
A. Most Hardware or department stores carry most types of backup prevention devices.
Q. Can I call the City first if my sewer isn't working properly?
A. ABSOLUTELY! The City of Bryant Wastewater Collection Department encourages all of our customers to call us FIRST and make sure it’s not the city main stopped up.
Q. Can I call after hours and on weekends and holidays?
A. Yes, there is someone ON CALL 24/7 365 days a year.
Q. Who is responsible for what with sewer maintenance and up keep?
A. The City maintains municipal mains and manholes only, the service connection to the house or building is private service and maintained by the property owner , or a qualified plumber.
Q. My house is damaged by a sewer back up, will the City pay for repairs?
A. No, unless negligence can be shown or proven The City of Bryant is not responsible for private property damage.