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Posted on: July 21, 2020

[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. While a considerable amount of cleaning will be done in the western part of the City, there are a number of other small areas that might also be cleaned. Please watch for notices on your front door from the Sewer Department.

In this process, high-pressure water is forced through the sewer main 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 to 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 main which occasionally enters the private sewer lines into homes and businesses. If this happens, it usually results in the air exiting through toilet bowls, shooting the 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 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 on the floor. 

If you have questions about the sewer cleaning process or the areas the sewer main cleaning will take place, you may call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at (402) 375-5250.

Thank you.

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