Do's & Don'ts

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  • Locate and keep accessible the sewer cleanout in your front yard. If you do not have a cleanout, have one installed by a plumber. The cleanout is the property owner’s responsibility.
  • Check your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you are not covered for back-ups, call your agent for information on costs and coverage options. If you experience a back-up, save all receipts related to any repair, cleaning, or damages.


  • Put diapers or sanitary napkins in the toilet.
  • Dispose of grease down the drain.
  • Plant trees near sewer lines.
  • Connect any drains or sump pumps to the sewer system.