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Polk City, Iowa

Preventative Sanitary Sewer Cleaning

by Daniel Purcell 9/27/2017

The City of Polk City has contracted with a company named Central Iowa Televising to perform preventative maintenance by cleaning the sanitary sewer. This will improve the sewer's performance and significantly reduce the chance for future sewer backups and related problems.  Please be sure to follow the link below to view the map which shows the areas in green where cleaning is scheduled to take place.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAP


The cleaning process causes a vacuum in the sewer. This will not affect most homes, but some homes may be affected that have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents. The vacuum may cause "P-traps" (the little S shaped bend in the pipe under sinks and drains) to be sucked dry. Should you notice a sewer smell resulting from this, run a little water in your drains to refill the P-traps. It is recommended that you shut the water valve off to your toilet(s), put the toilet seat(s) down and cover floor drains with car mats on the days that the sewer cleaning is scheduled. This will minimize any possible splashing of the P-trap water in homes that are poorly vented. Please take these precautions Monday through Friday, October 2-13, 2017.  In the event of weather or other complications we will notify you if it extends beyond this time frame.

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