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Bolivar Utility Department

Kyle Young

Chief Wastewater Plant Operator

Bolivar Utility Department is responsible for collection and treating the city’s wastewater.


We have a treatment facility that is designed to handle 1.4 million gallons of wastewater a day. The average flow is approximately 850,000 gallons a day, serving approximately 2,600 customers.


 If you have any questions pertaining to our wastewater facility, please call our main office at (731) 658-5894 or call Kyle Young, Chief Wastewater Plant Operator at (731) 658-5208.


Sewer Tips

The Bolivar Utility Department receives many calls due to customer sewer line back up. A large majority of the time, this is due to misuse.  The most common reason for these backups is due to pouring fats, oils, and grease down the drains.When these products are poured into the drains, they are mixed with hot water. After the water cools the fats, oils, and grease, they become thick and stick to the pipes. This causes the pipes to clog. When this happens, it will cause the sewer to back up into your home, causing major damage. These damages can be very expensive to the homeowner.


 In addition, please be aware of what you flush down your toilet. Never flush items such as diapers, disposable wipes, or hygiene products. Many of these products are not biodegradable and will not dissolve.  Please contact Bolivar Utility if you have any additional questions.

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