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Sanitary Sewer Maintenance

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Maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection system is provided crews from the Infrastructure Maintenance Division and the Water Reclamation Plant. Maintenance is performed to provide free-flow of the wastewater through the system and to prevent blockages that can cause back-ups  and sanitary sewer overflows. These back ups and overflows can be a health risk, in addition to being an inconvenience to the business/home-owner. 

Maintenance Activities

  • Pipe and structure inspections
  • System flushing
  • Mechanical and chemical root control
  • Pipe rodding for removal of roots, grease and debris build up
  • Piping lining to improve structural integrity and reduce clear water infiltration


Common Causes for Flow Blockages

  • Flushed Items That Do Not Belong in the Sewer System
  • Fats, Oils, or Grease Buildup
  • Roots
  • Collapsed or Damaged Pipes


Recommendations for Residents

  • Never pour grease down sink drains, floor drains, or into toilets
  • Scrape grease and food scraps into a can or the trash for disposal
  • Use a strainer in the sink to collect excess food scraps
  • Do not rely on a garbage disposals to get rid of grease; they are not trash cans!
  • Do not flushed Items that Do Not Belong in the Sewer System down toilets.  This includes products labeled as "Flushable Wipes"
  • Have your service lateral inspected by a licensed professional on a regular basis
  • Click here for more information about sanitary sewers and water reclamation


Septic System Agreement Requests

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