What does the municipality do to prevent this problem?

Every attempt is made to prevent backups in the public wastewater system before they occur. Sewer lines are specially designed to prevent accumulation and stoppages.


In addition, we have qualified staff that is devoted to inspecting and cleaning wastewater lines throughout the city on a regular schedule. Even with our maintenance schedule, backups are often beyond the city’s control. Most backups which do occur are confined to the sewage pipeline, rather than backing up into a home.

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1. What causes a sewer backup?
2. Is there anything I can do to prevent a sewage backup into my home?
3. How could a sewer backup affect me?
4. What should I do if sewage backs up into my home?
5. If I call the city, what will they do about a sewer backup onto my property?
6. What does the municipality do to prevent this problem?
7. Will insurance cover any damage to my home or property?
8. How and where should I report a sewer backup?