Preventing Sewer Backups


Sewage leaves your property through private sewer laterals that connect to public sewers. Too much flow or blockages in the public sewers or in your lateral can cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) and sewage to backup into your property through existing drains. As a property owner, you are responsible for keeping your lateral clear of clogs or blockages. To prevent SSOs and protect your property from sewer backups and expensive cleanup and repairs, click on the links below to observe the following guidelines:

    Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) 

    Tree Roots


    Backwater Valves

    Contact Information and Resources