Why is sanitary sewer cleaning necessary?

Fishers Public Works Department is committed to providing uninterrupted sanitary sewer service. Grease and other debris can form deposits on the internal wall of the sanitary sewer pipe. Over time these deposits can cause blockages and backups in the sanitary sewer. In order to reduce the potential for sewer blockages and backups Public Works Department crews clean the 110 miles of 8- to 27-inch diameter sanitary sewer pipe in the city’s Sewer District annually.

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1. What is sanitary sewer system cleaning?
2. Why is sanitary sewer cleaning necessary?
3. How are the sanitary sewers cleaned?
4. What can I expect when sanitary sewer cleaning is taking place in my neighborhood?
5. Why is the house or building plumbing vent important during sanitary sewer cleaning operations?
6. What causes odors in my house or building immediately after cleaning of the sanitary sewer?
7. What causes the water in my house or building toilet to bubble, burp or overflow?
8. Does the city's program of cleaning the sanitary sewer system include my house or building lateral connection?
9. How can I get more information on the city's sanitary sewer cleaning program?
10. I have a question about open lines, drains, or dumping in drains