Sewer Maintenance Policy

Sewer Maintenance Policy

All of the Village's wastewater is pumped to the Rib Mountain Metro Sewerage District. We must not only abide by our sewer ordinances, but also the Rib Mountain Metro Sewerage District sewer ordinances. Dumping of automobile oil, gasoline, or other contaminants down a drain is prohibited.
 
The municipal sewer system is equipped to handle normal sanitary wastewater removal. Sewer backups occasionally occur on a sudden and random basis. Please do not use your toilet as an ashtray, wastebasket, or garbage disposal. Cooking oil should not be dumped down the drain as it can solidify in the cooler, deep sewers. Please do not flush items that may become long and stringy, such as rags or wash clothes, paper products, plastic, grease, or diapers down the drain.
 
These items can clog pumps and valves, creating backups or damage to lift station equipment. When these items are flushed into the system, there is a chance that you may have a sewer backup in your basement. The water and sewer department will not provide any compensation to property owners (or renters) for damage done by sudden and accidental sewer backups.
 
These costs are impacting our operating expenses and could force a rate increase.As a residential user, you can control what goes down the drain. Property owners and renters can make a difference in keeping our system operational and our sewer rates down.
 
Here's an article about wipes in the pipes click here!

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