SARP10™ – or Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Program – is an initiative that will bring improvements to the sanitary sewer system in the City of Memphis over the next 10 years. The SARP10 team will implement the program through a series of condition assessment and construction rehabilitation projects over the life of the program. The first portion of the project consisted of two Pilot Areas in which condition and assessment work began in November 2013, followed by Phase 1 work which was completed in February 2015. Phase 2 work started January 2015 and was completed in early July 2015. Phase 3 work followed starting late September 2015 and was completed in June 2016. Phase 4 is currently in progress, starting work in April 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in February 2017. The program will move from neighborhood to neighborhood until the entire sanitary sewer system within the City of Memphis has been assessed.
The City of Memphis (City), like a lot of cities across the nation, has an aging wastewater collection and transmission system (WCTS). Although the City has historically maintained the WCTS, in response to the regulatory environment across the country the City negotiated an agreement (consent decree) to conduct more extensive assessment and rehabilitation measures. The consent decree (CD) was negotiated with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Department of Justice and the Tennessee Clean Waters Network and became effective on September 20, 2012. The CD establishes protocols and projects for the enhanced assessment and rehabilitation program. The purpose of the CD program is to minimize the number of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Information available on the website includes the following:
- Interactive map to show when SARP10 crews will be conducting assessment work in your neighborhood.
- Email contact and hotline number for additional information.
- Copies of the CD and associated reports and programs.
- Information on upcoming, and past, community meetings.
- The type of assessment and rehabilitation work conducted by SARP10.
- List of current and former assessment and rehabilitation projects.
- Safety protocols for working in neighborhoods.
- Frequently asked questions.
- Message from the Mayor regarding the SARP10 program.
- News article related to the SARP10 program.
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