Maintaining our sewer system is a community effort. As we camera and clean out Township sewer pipes, we find many items that are detrimental to the function of our sewer lines. These can form into clogs and cause backups in the sewer system. This can be costly to homeowners and we would appreciate your help in keeping our sewers functioning to their maximum capacity.
In order to maintain the quality of our lines it is imperative that toilet paper be the only item flushed into the sewer. Any other personal items can clog the lines and impair the flow. Even disposable diaper/personal wipes can cause problems in the system.
Another common problem we have is that many residents do not keep grease out of the system. It is important to drain all grease and oil into a container with a lid and place it in the trash when cooled. Enclosed is a brochure that gives more information on this subject.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. With your assistance, the sewer lines can maintain quality service to Township residents.
Independence Township DPW