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FAQ's: When is the problem the Homeowners?


When is the problem the Homeowners?


Although the Township will check your sewer problem, there are times that it will be your responsibility to have any blockage/problem cleared. 

If you have a sewer vent with a mushroom type cap in your yard that allows sewer gases to vent out rather than enter your home, you should be aware that these vents are very important and should not be removed and replaced with a tight fitting cap. Further, should the cap break, they can be purchased at a local plumbing supply or hardware store, such as Home Depot. The Township does not provide the cap.

If the cap or the vertical stack pipe is broken, it should be repaired immediately, as it will allow extraneous water to enter the sanitary sewer line and cause more sewage at the plant. This causes increased sewer costs. Let’s keep our sewer rates down by keeping all extraneous water out of the sewer lines.

FAQ Category

Utility Division


Created at 8/14/2007 11:42 AM by Strategic Link
Last modified at 10/1/2013 4:17 PM by Claudia Wade