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Sanitary Sewer Collection

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Two suspects in custody following carjacking in UP.

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Mosquito Fogging - June 13 after 9:30 p.m. - All alleys & City parks. 

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Power outage updates.

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Seeking feedback - potential Miracle Mile renovations.

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Dive-In Movies, summer 2019.

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July 4, 2019 event details.

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Wednesday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Wednesday, June 19 at 5 p.m. - Court Night.

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Thursday, June 20 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.

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Friday, June 21 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Wednesday, June 26 at 5 p.m. - Court Night.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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Sanitary wastes flow by gravity from each residence, school, and business through a network of pipes referred to as the "sanitary sewer collection system."  Like the water distribution system, the collection system is buried below most alley and some street rights-of-way throughout the community.  The Infrastructure Maintenance Division staff routinely performs the following services:
 

  • Install / repair sanitary sewer service taps (sewer main to property line) for each residential or commercial customer
  • Repair pipe failures within the collection system
  • Clear blockages in the collection system
  • Support the Engineering Division in its design and reconstruction of aging collection infrastructure

To Report a Problem

Residents are encouraged to report any discharge they observe overflowing from a manhole in the pavement or to request assistance with problems they may be experiencing with sanitary backups at their residence by calling the City's 311 Information Line (24 hrs. a day).  Residents can also request assistance by completing an online Service Request form.

Some cell phone users and residents with phone service provided by Voice-Over-Internet programs may have to dial 214-987-5496 to reach the City's 311 service.