What substances should never go down the drain?
Oil and grease is very detrimental to the sewer system. Frying pans and pots of oil should never be put down the garbage disposal. These substances clog up the pipes and cause plugged lines. Grease solidifies within the sewer system and causes dams.

Never put any harmful chemicals down the drain, nor any plastics or metals. The only thing flushed down the toilet should be tissues; never paper towels. All substances put down the drain should be biodegradable.

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1. How do you disinfect wastewater?
2. How is Wastewater Treated?
3. How often do you test the treated wastewater?
4. My sewer is stopped and backing up, who do I call?
5. What does the Waste water Collection Department do?
6. What if I have sewer odor in my house?
7. What if the service lateral is broken in the City's right of way or easement?
8. What is a lift station and how does it work?
9. What is Wastewater?
10. What should I do if I have a sink hole or cave-in in my yard?
11. What should I do if I have water shooting out of my toilet?
12. What should I do if I see sewer water coming out of the ground or from a manhole?
13. What substances should never go down the drain?
14. Where are the lift stations located?
15. Where does the sewer water go?
16. Who maintains the service lateral from my home or business?
17. Why is there a manhole in my yard?
18. Why Treat Wastewater?