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During the weeks of May 20th and May 27th, 2013, the City of Wayne Sewer Department will be having sewer mains cleaned in various parts of the City. Included in this will be the areas in the east side of Wayne between Nebraska Street and Dearborn Street as well as Vintage Hills. In the west side of Wayne this will be done in the areas of Oak Drive to Douglas Street south of 3rd Street, and areas west of Sherman Street and north of 11th Street. Other areas may be done as well.
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 to insure the proper drainage of waste.
Residents should be aware that when this process is done, the high pressure water pushes the air in the sewer line 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 please call the City offices at 402-375-1733.