What does the municipality do to prevent this problem?
-- Every attempt is made to prevent backups in the public wastewater system before they occur.

-- Sewer lines are specially designed to prevent accumulation and stoppages.

-- In addition, we have maintenance crews that are devoted to inspecting and cleaning wastewater lines throughout the city on a regular schedule.

-- Degreasing chemicals are sometimes injected into lines in areas that are prone to stoppages, such as those near restaurants, apartments or high-density housing developments.

-- Even with our maintenance schedule, however, backups are often beyond the city's control. Most that do occur are confined to the sewage pipeline, rather than backing up into a home.

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1. What should I do if sewage backs up into my home?
2. If I call the city, what will they do about a sewer backup onto my property?
3. Is there anything I can do to prevent sewage backup into my home?
4. What does the municipality do to prevent this problem?
5. Will insurance cover any damage to my home or property?
6. How and where should I report a sewer backup?