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What can I do to prevent sewer overflows?
Don’t pour grease down the drain; instead, pour cooled grease into disposable containers and place them into the garbage once it has hardened.

Don’t use your garbage disposal to grind up fibrous foods such as corn husks and cobs, onion peels, artichoke leaves, banana peels, celery; or greasy foods such as meat, etc.

Don’t put anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. This includes baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, Q-tips, etc.

Don’t plant trees that will grow up later and clog your lateral lines (for more information visit the Sewer Smart website).

DOT - Storm Sewer & Drain Maintenance

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1. What can I do to prevent sewer overflows?
2. What does a sewer spill look like?
3. What is a sewer lateral and who is responsible for the lateral?
4. What is the difference between sanitary sewers and storm drains?
5. Who do I call if I see someone dumping something into a catch basin?
6. What is a city approved wye cleanout and how can I get one?