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After The Sewer Backup
Responding properly to a sanitary sewer backup can minimize negative health effects and property damage.
Sewer Backup Prevention
Learn more about sanitary sewer backup prevention techniques: checkvalve, floor drain plug, floor drain standpipe, and overhead sewer.
Sump Pump Connections
Illegal sump pump connections rob the sanitary sewer system of valuable capacity. This can lead to sanitary sewer backups.
Protecting the System
There are many causes to sanitary sewer backups. These include: FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease), tree roots, and improper disposal of garbage. Help prevent backups by following these tips to keep your sewer lines clear.
Reasons for Blowback During Sewer Maintenance Cleaning
Blowback is an eruption of air and water discharging incorrectly from a plumbing fixture drain during the sewer maintenance cleaning process. Blowback can be caused by a plugged vent stack, or inadequately designed plumbing. Incidences are rare, but if you should experience a blowback problem, please report it to the Lincoln Wastewater System.
Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing
The purpose of a sanitary sewer smoke test is to identify leaks, breaks, or faulty connections in the system.
Inflow & Infiltration - A Technical Overview
Inflow and infiltration (I/I) is a term use to describe when clean water, like stormwater and groundwater, enters wastewater collection systems.