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Sewers & Storm Drains Section
1404 Mabury Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133

Phone: (408) 794-1900 
Phone: (408) 277-8956 (after hours)

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sanitary Sewers Maintenance
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Please report sewer spills or bad odors immediately

Contact (408) 794-1900

Sewer Problems
San José’s Department of Transportation maintains the sanitary sewer system located within city streets. Our crews quickly respond to reports of sewer blockages and spills 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once we receive a report, our crews usually respond within 
30 minutes to ensure maximum spill containment and to ensure that hazardous wastewater does not enter the storm drains or surface water. If you suspect that there might be a sewer spill, please call us immediately!
  • The longer sewer problems go unresolved, the more serious the problems.
  • The City will investigate reports of a leaking or spilled sanitary sewer at no charge to the resident or calling party. If the problem is within the City sewer main, all work needed to clear the City Main, restore service, and clean up any spills will be performed at no charge to the resident.