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The City Sanitary Sewers will be cleaned on the Westside of the overpass.

The City will be having the sanitary sewers cleaned on the Westside of the overpass starting in the 1800 block of West Walnut from June 15th through June 24, 2015.  They will start about 7:00 AM and it will take most of the day.


Sewer lines can develop air pressure or a partial vacuum from the cleaning process.  Usually any excess air pressure or vacuum will dissipate through your plumbing vents, but occasionally there are homes with inadequate plumbing vents (no vents, undersized vents or obstructed vents).  In the case of inadequate venting air pressure could escape through your toilet, floor, sink, tub or shower drains causing water to splash out, or a vacuum could draw the water out of your fixture traps causing an unpleasant odor. 


The following are precautions to take to guard against this possibility:

  • Cover all floor drains with plastic and place a weight on the plastic
  • Cover all toilets with plastic and close the lid on the plastic
  • If you should experience an unpleasant odor, run water into each drain to refill the traps

Water and drains may be used as normal.  The cleaning of  sanitary sewers is necessary to help prevent stoppages.


Thank you for your cooperation and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


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