Wastewater Transmission

Like hundreds of cities and communities across our nation, Hattiesburg’s wastewater transmission lines (sewer lines) and water lines are growing old. Some of the transmission lines have been in place now for about 100 years.

City officials are working hard to keep our transmission lines in working order. Below is a list of projects underway now!

1. ComSWIP Sewer Phase V

This project, which is estimated to cost $1.5 million, provides for the replacement and installation of new sewer transmission lines.

The first area will replace older existing lines with new lines ranging in size from 8 to 24 inches. This will increase capacity and prevent infiltration during heavy rain events. Work is scheduled for the following streets:

  • Duke Street
  • Emerald Street
  • Corinne Street

The second replacement activity is to move an 8-inch sewer line  that is inadequate in capacity and currently not accessible to the City. The line will be upgraded in size and relocated to Meadowbrook Drive to allow for accessibility.

Third, a new line will be installed to provide service to areas of Hattiesburg to eliminate septic tanks and holding tanks. This portion of the project includes the following streets:

  • Dogwood Lane
  • J. Ed Turner Road

This project is scheduled for completion in mid 2018.

2. ComSWIP Sewer Phase VIII

This approximately $4.3 million project includes upgrades to sewer lines located in older areas of central Hattiesburg. The project will replace 6- and 10-inch lines on the following streets:

  • Camp Street
  • Patton Street
  • 20th Avenue
  • Eva Street
  • Mamie Street

These newlines will increase capacity and prevent infiltration during heavy rain events. Various waterlines within this area will also be replaced. This project is scheduled for completion in mid 2018.

3. ComSWIP Sewer Phase IX

Estimated to cost approximately $650,000, this project provides for the replacement of existing 6, 8, 12, 15, and 18-inch gravity sewer mains on the following streets:

  • Bushman Street
  • 2nd Street
  • 3rd Street

This project also lowers and replaces an existing line on Bushman Street in order to remove a sewer holding tank. Work is scheduled for completion in late 2019.

4. ComSWIP Sewer Phase X

This approximately $4 million project includes the replacement of the existing sewer in the area east of US Highway 49 south of 4th Street, north of Hardy Street and west of 20th Avenue. The estimated completion date is mid 2020.

5. ComSWIP Sewer Phase XI

This estimated $1.4 million project includes the replacement of 8, 10 and 12-inch gravity sewer lines in the following areas:

  • Longleaf Trace Rails to Trails walking/biking trail
  • 31st Avenue
  • Hillside Drive
  • And multiple sewer easements controlled by the City of Hattiesburg

This project is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

6. Lamar Boulevard Sewer

At an estimated cost of $500,000, this project involves the addition of a sewer lift station and force main, as well as gravity sewer along Lamar Boulevard.

The completion date is summer of 2018.

7. Lake Forgetful Road

This project, estimated to cost $500,000, includes the replacement and relocation of an existing sewer lift station and force main, as well as, the addition of a gravity sewer main along Lake Forgetful Road. The project is planned to accommodate the growing development in this area of the City of Hattiesburg.

The project is currently scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017.

8. 30th Avenue and Chevy Chase Sewer

This approximately $200,000 project involves the replacement of approximately 400 feet of existing gravity sewer main along 30th Avenue, between Hardy Street and Chevy Chase Drive, and the addition of approximately 400 feet of gravity sewer main along Chevy Chase Drive, between 30th and 31st Avenues.

The project is currently scheduled for completion in the summer of 2017.