Sanitary Sewer Cleaning

Sanitary Sewer Cleaning

Sanitary sewer cleaning is a routine operation that results in a debris and blockage free gravity sanitary sewer system. During this activity, high velocity water is sprayed against the internal pipe walls of the city’s sanitary sewer, systematically removing accumulated grease, debris and sediments.

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The City of Fishers Public Works Department (DPW) is committed to providing uninterrupted sanitary sewer service. Grease and other debris can form deposits on the internal wall of the sanitary sewer pipe.Over time these deposits can cause blockages and backups in the sanitary sewer. In order to reduce the potential for sewer blockages and backups Fishers DPW crews clean the 110 miles of 8 to 27 inch diameter sanitary sewer pipe in the city's sewer district annually.

Sanitary sewer cleaning operations will normally be conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, April through October. To be most effective, sewer cleaning operations will be conducted in an established pattern following the City's sanitary sewer collection system. It may be necessary to conduct emergency sewer cleaning operations at other times.

Fishers DPW crews post signs at the entrances to neighborhoods approximately one week prior to conducting sanitary sewer cleaning operations.