Sewer Flushing Begins
Spring sewer-line flushing operations began this week. The Village has over 100 miles of sanitary sewers, and the Water/Sewer Division flushes approximately 10-miles on a yearly basis. This year, crews will focus on neighborhoods north of Timber Lane, south of W. Lies Road, east of Fair Oaks Road, and west of County Farm Road (see map below). Residents will be notified when sewer flushing begins in their area.
What is Sewer-Flushing?
Sewer flushing allows Water/Sewer crews to clear the sewer lines of possible debris that can cause a backup (like grease, paper products, and minor root obstructions). It also allows us to inspect the sanitary structures for any possible repairs that may be needed.
How is it Done?
Crews extend a long hose with a specialized tip from the vactor flush-truck between one manhole and another. Once the hose reaches the manhole at the far-end, it is wound back up as high-pressure water is jetted out to clean and flush the sewer line. Sections that are particularly difficult to clean may be televised at a later date to determine if additional cleaning or repair is warranted.
If you have any questions about sewer-flushing, please call Public Works at 630-871-6260.