Water and Sewer

Water


The City of Piperton provides water service to a number of customers within the city limits. The source of our water, which is ground water, is purchased from the Collierville Water System. Collierville gets their water supply from the Memphis Sand Aquifer.

The State and EPA require the City to test and report on our water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We have met all of these requirements. Results of unregulated contaminant analysis are available upon request. We want you to know that we pay attention to all the rules!

Backflow Prevention


To protect our drinking water from potential contamination, it is important to have an approved backflow protection assembly/device located on your sprinkler system. Per Tennessee State Law and City Ordinance, a certified backflow tester must perform this test to assure your device is functioning properly when your system is activated. A backflow report must be turned in to the utility clerk every year in the spring when the system is opened and/or shutdown in the fall. Please click on the links below for more information.

Sewer


The City of Piperton does not currently have a centralized wastewater treatment plant. The new residential developments that have been built have utilized a decentralized system which treats grey water from Septic Tank Effluent Pump (STEP) units at each service location. To learn more about this system, please thoroughly read your Homeowner’s Manual.
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Maintenance


The City of Piperton is responsible for maintaining unobstructed wastewater flow in the sanitary sewer system. The City maintains from the main line to the clean-out that is connected to the house. If a blockage occurs at this point, between the clean-out and the main, it is the City’s responsibility. If the main line is clear to the clean-out, then it is the property owner's responsibility to notify a plumber to clear the service if needed.

If a system alarm sounds, please silence the alarm and call 901-853-4830 x1 during regular business hours. After business hours, please call (901) 288-7661 or (901) 832-2569.

Improvements


The City is proud to announce that centralized sewage is under construction at this time for future residential and commercial use.