There are over 200 sanitary lift stations in the City of Clarksville. Sanitary sewer lift stations pump sewage "uphill" to the collection system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sanitary sewage must pass through the collection system pipes to the wastewater treatment plant by gravity sewer. When a development is in a low area, the sewage must be pumped uphill to the nearest gravity sewer manhole.
When a lift station has a malfunction a red light will be flashing on the station. If you see a station with a red flashing light please call 931-553-2424 during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours, holidays or weekends call the emergency number at 931-645-0116.
During times when there is a power outage in your area we ask that you limit your sewer use to prevent sewer overflows. Not all of our lift stations have back up electric power generators and have limited storage capacity. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.