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Placing the following substances within your plumbing drains can be difficult for our treatment plant to remove and may limit its treatment ability resulting in potential damage to the environment:
  • Bug killer, paint thinner and other chemicals
  • Do not pour any motor oil or like substances down the drain

The following can potentially cause backups into your home:

  • Cooking grease being poured down the drain
  • Any item that could lodge in the drain pipe or sewer should not be placed in the drain
  • Therefore, it is not recommended to plant trees over your private sanitary lateral connection to the sewer main. Tree roots can enter the sanitary sewer lateral and block this sewer
  • Per Ohio EPA standards, downspouts, sump pumps or other devices may not be connected to the sanitary sewer

A backwater valve may be installed if you experience backups into your home. This backwater valve will prevent wastewater from the main from entering your private service lateral.

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1. What if I have sewer odor in my house?
2. Who do I call after hours for a sewer back-up?
3. How can I prevent wastewater from backing into my home?
4. Who do I call if my sewer line is plugged or running slow?
5. Who do I contact if a manhole is overflowing?
6. Why is there a manhole in my yard?
7. Where does the sanitary sewer (wastewater) go?
8. Are tours of the Water Reclamation Facility available?
9. Is there anything I can do to help?
10. I am building a new structure. How can I determine my System Capacity Charges (Tap Fee)?