Sewers can back up due to aging or deteriorating pipes, grease build up or foreign objects being flushed into the system. The Township does not provide services for clearing blockages on private property.
If your house or building is experiencing a sewer backup, please contact a plumber to help clear the blockage. The plumber will determine where the blockage is:
- If found within the building plumbing, the plumber should clear the blockage.
- If found between the building and the property line, the plumber should clear the blockage.
- If found between the property line and the sewer main, the plumber should clear the blockage and must complete a video inspection after the cleaning process. The video inspection will help identify the location of the blockage and the condition of your sewer service pipe. The plumber must send all blockage information including the video to the Township. The video will help Township staff determine the nature of the blockage and its location. Once the Township confirms that the blockage was found on the Township side, a claim can be submitted.
- If found within the sewer main on the street, the plumber should not attempt to clear the blockage and should contact the Infrastructure Services Office at 519.846.9691 option #2.