WAYNE – The City of Wayne Sewer Department announced late last week that sewer mains will be cleaned in various parts of town.
According to a release from the City of Wayne, a considerable amount of cleaning will be done on the eastern part of Wayne over the next couple weeks and a number of other small areas that might also be cleaned.
Make sure to keep an eye out for notices on your front door from the sewer department.
In this process, high pressure water is forced through the sewer pipe to clean it. This pushes solid materials to the manholes so they can be removed by vacuuming. It is necessary for this entire process to keep obstructions out of the sewer system and to 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 usually results in the air exiting through toilet bowls, 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 on the floor.
If you have any questions about the sewer cleaning process or the areas the sewer main cleaning will take place, call the Wastewater Treatment Plant at 402-375-5250.