Can anything be done to prevent sewer back-ups?
If a property owner has experienced a sewer backup or if the residence or business is located in a low area or is lower than the street level, we suggest that a licensed plumber be consulted about the possibility of installing a backwater prevention device.


This device, if properly installed and maintained, can prevent sewer from backing up into a house’s or business’ plumbing. The installation and maintenance of a backwater prevention device is the customer's responsibility and at the customer's expense.

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1. How do I file a claim for monetary damages against the town?
2. What happens to the claim after it is filed?
3. What if I want to file a complaint against another department?
4. Why do sewer lines back up?
5. Sewage is backing up into my house through overflowing toilets, sinks, bathtubs, dishwasher, and/ or washing machines. What should I do?
6. Can anything be done to prevent sewer back-ups?
7. I have slow drainage through my toilets, showers, and sinks. What can I do about it?
8. A contractor or utility broke my sewer lateral. What should I do?
9. What can I do about terrible sewer odors?