Sewer Services

Sewer Emergencies: Please call 901-870-8594 (24 hours/day)

General Information 

The City of Lakeland provides municipal wastewater collection and treatment services for its residential and commercial residents.

Residential City Sewer Rates (Fiscal Year 2018)

Usage (CCF)Rate
0 to 5$7.00 Per CCF
6 to 20$2.50 Per CCF
21 and Over$0.50 Per CCF


Commercial City Sewer Rates (Fiscal Year 2018)

Base Rate (Up to 30,000 Gallons)Rate after 30,000 Gallons
60.35 per month1.39 per 100 cubic feet (CCF)


Irrigation MeterIrrigation Meter Installation

Residents with irrigation systems have the option of installing a second water meter for irrigation which will not be charged a sewer fee.

Requests for irrigation meters are handled through MLGW Builders Services Center by calling 901-729-8630 option number 2.


Fats, Oils and Grease Pipe BuildupFats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Disposal

Many times, grease is wasted into the plumbing system, usually through the kitchen sink. Grease sticks to the insides of sewer pipes (both on your property and in the streets). Over time, the grease can build up and block the entire pipe.

HThe drain is not a dump! Put FOG in the trash.ere are some quick tips for appropriate FOG disposal:

  • Garbage disposals do not keep grease out of the plumbing system.
  • Never pour grease down sinks, drains, or into toilets.
  • Scrape grease and food scraps from plates, pots, pans, utensils, and cooking surfaces into the REGULAR TRASH for disposal.

For more details about FOG and its appropriate disposal, please see the Fats, Oils, and Grease Regulations (PDF).