As part of the city’s sanitary sewer system repairs, JTV trucks are traveling through the city televising lines and making repairs when they can. One of the repairs includes grouting the sewer lines where main sewer lines meet the connections to private property.
Currently, gaps in the sanitary sewer lines at such connections allow groundwater (rainwater that has soaked into the ground) to seep into the sanitary sewer system. Grouting keeps groundwater from leaking in to the city’s sanitary sewer system. St. Petersburg charges Gulfport by the number of gallons of wastewater coming from these pipes into the wastewater treatment facility, so grouting will save Gulfport money, Sopak says, adding that the amount of money saved will vary with the amount of rainfall.