Timpanogos Special Service District collects wastewater from 10 cities in north Utah County to be treated at the TSSD Plant.  The District owns and maintains over 25 miles of sewer pipelines, ranging from 12 to 60 inches in diameter.  As part of the collection system the District operates two pumping lift stations, the Dry Creek Lift Station along Timpanogos Highway, and the Boat Harbor Lift Station near the American Fork Marina.

The District has four vacuum and high pressure cleaning trucks and two pipeline inspection trucks with full crews of trained operators to inspect, clean and maintain the collection system.  The District also cleans and inspects city sewer lines throughout the District and routinely assist member cities with cleaning and inspections of their collection systems.  The collections team is on call 24-7 to rapidly respond to any emergencies that may occur within the collection system.

Click here for a map of TSSD service area.


 What Not To Flush

Your toilet is not a trash can.  The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet is human bodily waste and toilet paper.  Even though a product is labeled "Flushable" and can be flushed down the toilet without getting clogged, it does not mean that it should enter the sewer system.

Lately, "Flushable Wipes" are being used and more and more.  Flushable wipes do not degrade and break down like toilet paper does, and as a result, will block up private and public sewer lines and clog equipment.  This results in higher maintenance cost and ultimately higher costs to home and business owners.

Items you should never flush down the toilet or drain:

  • Flushable Wipes - These do not degrade like toilet paper.  All it takes is for one to snag on your pipe and your sewer could back up into your own home.  These wipes also create costly repairs to equipment downstream and result in higher treatment costs. Watch Video on Flushable Wipes
  • Paper Towels - They do not break down in water and end up clogging in the pipes.
  • Baby Wipes - They do not break down in water and end up clogging in the pipes.
  • Dental Floss - Dental floss is not biodegradable and clumps together with other floss and hair and causes blockages to sewer line and equipment.
  • Band Aids - Band Aids are made of plastic and do not biodegrade.  It's best to throw them in the garbage.
  • Feminine Hygiene Products -  Dispose of them in the garbage.
  • Cat Litter
  • Prescription Medication
  • Fats, Oils or Grease - Just because the bacon grease is liquid when it's hot, as soon as it hits the pipes it solidifies on the walls of the pipe and obstructs flow.
  • Hair
  • Any plastic, latex or rubber product
  • Cigarette butts
  • Cotton balls and/or swabs

 Member City Collection Contact Info

Each city in the District owns and maintains there own collection systems.  If you experience a sewer backup in your own home or business, you will need to contact the proper authority in the appropriate city.

The following is contact information for each city in the event of a sewer backup:

Alpine City
American Fork City (801) 404-7167
Cedar Hills (801) 420-2243
Eagle Mountain (801) 789-5959, option 4
Highland (801) 420-2553
Lehi (801) 836-1045
Pleasant Grove (801) 785-3506
Saratoga Springs (801) 404-2468
South Valley Sewer District (801) 571-1166
Vineyard (801) 376-0419