WAYNE – The City of Wayne Sewer Department will be begin cleaning sewer mains in select areas of the city starting tomorrow.


The majority of the sewer cleaning will take place in Western Ridge, 13th Street between Main and Lincoln south to 1st Street, Logan to Douglas from 8th Street south, Wayside Lane and Valley Drive area, 6th Street from Dearborn to Tomar.


City residents in affected areas will also be notified with a door flyer.




The sewer cleaning process involves the use of high pressure water forced through the sewer pipe to clean it. This pushes solid materials to the manholes so they can be removed by vacuuming. This is necessary to keep obstructions out of the sewer system and insure proper drainage of waste.

Residents should be aware that when this process is done, the high pressure water pushes the air in the sewer line which occasionally enters the private sewer lines into homes and businesses. If this happens, it can result in the air exiting through the toilet bowl, shooting the water out of the toilet bowl. This air should exit through the sewer vent of the building, but inadequate venting or location of toilets can cause the air to exit through the toilet.
This is a rare occurrence and keeping the lid closed on the toilet during this time will keep most of the water in the bowl rather than the floor.

Residents with questions about the sewer cleaning process or the areas the sewer main cleaning will take place, can call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 375-5250 or City Hall at 375-1733.