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Posted on: July 18, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Sewer Cleaning Notice


During the next couple of weeks, the City of Wayne Sewer Department will be having sewer mains cleaned in various parts of the city. In this process, high pressure water is forced through the sewer pipe to clean it. This pushes solid materials to the manholes so they can be removed by vacuuming. This entire process is necessary to keep obstructions out of the sewer system and insure proper drainage of waste.

Residents should be aware that when this process is done, the high pressure water pushes the air in the sewer lines, which occasionally enters the private sewer lines of homes and businesses. If this happens, it can result in the air exiting through the toilet bowl, shooting water out of the toilet bowl. This air should exit through the sewer vent of the building, but inadequate venting or location of toilets can sometimes cause the air to exit through the toilet.

This is a rare occurrence and keeping the lid closed on the toilet during this time will keep most of the water in the bowl rather than the floor.

If you have any questions about the sewer cleaning process or the areas the sewer main cleaning will take place, you can call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 402-375-5250 or City offices at 402-375-1733.

Thank you.

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