Water Distribution and Sewer Maintenance

Water Distribution

The Water Distribution Division is responsible for maintaining, testing, and repairing water supply pipes buried beneath our city streets. Troy maintains 168 miles of water main and 1,030 fire hydrants to supply drinking water and fire protection to our citizens. Three elevated storage tanks (Herrlinger, Stanfield, and Barnhart) store up to 3.5 million gallons of water.

When a main break occurs, the staff responds to the reported break in all types of weather and at all times of the day. Water mains range in size up to 24 inches. 

This division is also responsible for reading and maintaining over 8,500 water meters each month.

Sewer Maintenance

The Sewer Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining and repairing over 137 miles of sanitary sewer (6 inches to 42 inches), over 60 miles of storm sewer (6 inches to 60 inches), and all manholes and stormwater catch basins. The sanitary sewers convey raw sewage to the wastewater treatment plan for treatment, and the storm sewers convey the storm runoff to nearby streams and drainage ditches.

Crews use advanced technology to clean and inspect the sewers to maintain flow volumes to help drain streets and transport sewage to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Storm water is collected in separate storm sewers, where it flows to ditches and eventually to the Great Miami River. Staff is also involved in maintaining some improved drainage ditches in Troy.