Storm Water Sewers
Catch Basin Cleaning & Repair
All sanitary sewers, aka everything that goes down a drain or toilet in your home or business, are maintained by the Public Works Department. A regular sewer maintenance program, whereby forced high pressure water is jetted in the City’s sanitary sewer main lines to maintain its flow viability, is accomplished on a schedule established by the Service Director. Neighborhoods known to have a history of sewer problems are closely monitored to alleviate potential backups.
Is something wrong with my sewer?
If your sink, shower, bathtub or toilet is not draining properly, or water from these facilities is backing up into your home, call the Public Works Department at 440-392-9676 to have the main sewer on the street checked. A crew will open the man hole cover on your street and inspect the lines. In the event the main sewer is operating properly:
- Request that a plumber come to your home and snake out the drain line the entire length from the house to the City’s sewer main under the street. Chances are this will clear the line allowing your drains to empty property into the sewer main.
- If this does not solve your problem, then you will need to locate your property's residential sewer lateral line, that runs from your home to the City's main sewer in the street, which is the property owner's responsibility to maintain and repair. You can call the City's Engineering Department to access if your lateral line is in need of repair or clearing aberrations.