November 13, 2019
On November 13, 2019, a Sanitary Sewer Overflow occurred at 1021 Eagle Pass Way due to grease blockage. The grease blockage was removed with the jetter machine and the area was cleaned.
July 21, 2019
On July 21, 2019, the grit chamber hopper at the Tull C.Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant malfunctioned, causing an overflow at Silver Run Road. The area was treated and disinfected. As a preventive measure, an auto shut-off will be added to turn off the pump if a maximum water level is reached.
February 20-22, 2019
On February 20-22, 2019, there was an extreme rain and flooding event where much of the sewer system was under water. Oxford experienced sanitary sewer overflows at the following locations:
30 East 4th Street
1513 Lee Avenue
928 Edgewood Drive
31 Teague Street
131 Teague Street
34 Suzanell Lane
2250 Alabama Highway 21 South
All these areas were treated and disinfected once the flood waters receded.
March 4, 2019
On March 4, 2019, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred at Teague Street due to heavy rains and flooding. The pumps were checked in the lift station and a broken wear ring was repaired. The area was treated and disinfected once the overflow had stopped.
September 23, 2018
On September 23, 2018, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred near the Winn Dixie on Highway 78 due to a leak in the forcemain caused by deteriorated customer valve. The deteriorated area on the customer valve was replaced. The overflow reached a pond area, where Oxford personnel created a dam and collected the wastewater to take to the treatment plant. Samples have been taken to ensure there is no further impact to the environment.
February 23, 2018
On February 23, 2018, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred at the Highway 202 lift station due to the level controller losing power. The level controller was fixed and the area was cleaned. To prevent future occurrences, an auxiliary flow was installed in the lift station in case of future power loss.
February 12, 2018
On February 12, 2018, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred at the manhole on Highway 21 in front of Beshears Tractor due to heavy rains and flooding. This manhole is routinely checked during heavy rain events.
April 5, 2017
Three sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) occurred on April 5, 2017 due to heavy rains and flooding at the following manhole locations: Highway 21 at Beshears Tractor, Forney Street and Recreational Drive. Once floodwaters recede, Oxford Water will treat and disinfect the affected areas. For additional information, please contact Oxford Water at (256)831-5618.
January 26, 2017
A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) occurred at 1234 Forman Drive on January 26, 2017. Oxford Water Works & Sewer Board stopped the overflow and removed the blockage on January 26, 2017. The flow was contained and the ground was treated and disinfected. For additional information, please contact Oxford Water at (256)831-5618.
October 26, 2016
A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) occurred in the 15" gravity sewer main located in the wooded area behind Sticks and Stuff (33.6083317d, -85.8141923) on October 25, 2016. Oxford Water Works & Sewer Board stopped the overflow and the repair to the sewer main will be completed on October 26th. The flow has been contained and the ground will be treated and disinfected. For additional information, please contact Oxford Water at (256) 831-5618.