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Lessen Chance of a Sewer Backup

Did you know you are responsible for the maintenance of your side sewer? A side sewer is the section of pipe that carries wastewater from your home or building’s plumbing system to the public sewer main (usually located under the street).

If your side sewer is clogged, it may not be able to handle rain that gets in it during storm season, causing a sewage backup in your home.

Keep your sewer line clear and repair it if needed. Check out our brochure “Troubleshooting Your Side Sewer” at www.seattle.gov/util/sidesewer.