The City’s sanitary sewer lines in your area will be undergoing routine cleaning. This will improve the sewer’s performance and significantly reduce the chance for future sewer backups and related problems.
The cleaning process causes a vacuum in the sewer. This will not affect most homes, but some homes may be affected that have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents. The vacuum may cause “P-traps” (the little S shaped bend in the pipe under sinks and drains) to be sucked dry. Should you notice a sewer smell resulting from this, run a little water in your drains to refill the P-traps. It is recommended that you, put the toilet seat(s) down and cover floor drains with car mats on the days that the sewer cleaning is scheduled. Please take these precautions starting the week of October 19th– October 28th. If you have a manhole in your back yard, we will need access. Workers will do their best to leave it the way they found it.
You may call us at 231-755-3721, should you have any questions.
Thank you for your help and cooperation.