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.
24-hour emergency call number for storm and sanitary sewer back-ups or overflows: 507-328-2640
- 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
- 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
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