|Waste Water Strategic Plan Objectives Dashboard|
|Strategic Plan Objective||Target/Goal||Status|
|Inspect 20 miles of wastewater lines per year||20 miles inspected|
|Rehabilitate 108 manholes per year||108 manholes Rehabbed|
At or exceeding benchmark goal
Progressing toward benchmark goal
Needs improvement to meet benchmark goal
Broward County FROG Program
FROG stands for Fats, Rags, Oils and Greases. One current challenge lift stations face are fats, rags, oils and greases which are disposed of into the City sewers; all of which can lead to back-up and wastewater spills. Rags are non-biodegradable items. Though all four can have a negative impact on the wastewater system, rag related problems have increased dramatically and have negative effects on lift station operations.
Some household items that are considered "flushable" do not degrade in the system as stated. They 'clog' the inside of the pump, decreasing the pump's efficiency. Unchecked, they could completely stop a 100 horsepower pump! Pump failure and premature wear of the pump and motor are the result. The City spends each week hundreds of hours removing "flushable" items from the pumps.
View this flyer to learn more about avoiding costly clogs in your home!
Large user Broward County Wastewater treatment plant
The City of Pompano Beach does not have a waste water treatment plant, but Broward County's wastewater plant serves the Pompano Beach residents. To learn more about Broward County's water and waste water plant, please visit their website.
The City has approximately 62 miles of force main pipes ranging from 2" to 42" in diameter. The wastewater in the force main is pumped to the North Broward County Regional Plant for treatment on Copan's Road. This video shows an 8" clay gravity main leaking at the joint in the before shot. Then a newly cured in place liner is installed inside the old clay pipe as shown in the after shot to stop the leaking.
A wastewater pump station or lift station takes the wastewater (sewage) that is collected by gravity pipes from homes and businesses and then pumps the waste to the wastewater treatment plant.
The City has 80 lift stations that are maintained by City of Pompano, of that 3 are owned by Lauderdale by the Sea. There are approximately 85 Private lift stations.
The City lines waste water pipes and manholes in order to prevent infiltration and inflow into waste water pipes. Currently there are about 4300 wastewater manholes in the City.
Jet Vac program
The City regularly cleans wastewater pipes. In the photo you can see a Jet Vac truck at work
Waste water Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the wastewater go for treatment?
The City's wastewater goes from the individual homes and businesses to the Broward County North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant for processing.
Do we still have septic tanks in the city?Only a few locations within the City still have septic tanks.
What is a Wastewater lift station?A wastewater lift station takes the wastewater (sewage) that is collected by gravity pipes from homes and businesses and then pumps the waste to the wastewater treatment plant.
How many lift stations does the city have and how many are private?80 lift stations are maintained by City of Pompano, of that 2 are owned by Lauderdale by the Sea. There are approximately 85 Private lift stations. About half of them are located on A1A, South Ocean Blvd and the other half located West of the Intracoastal Waterway.
- We have approximately 62 miles of force main pipes ranging from 2" to 42" in diameter.
- The wastewater in the force main is pumped to the North Broward County Regional Plant for treatment on Copan's Road.
- We have 17.0 MGD reserved capacity at the Regional Plant.