How do I know if I have a sewage spill?

Sewage spills can be a very noticeable gushing of water from a manhole or a slow water leak that may take time to be noticed. If you think you may have a spill, look for:

  • Drain backups inside the building
  • Wet ground and/or water leaking around manhole lids onto the street
  • Leaking water from cleanouts or outside drains
  • Unusually odorous wet areas including sidewalks, external walls, and the ground or landscape around a building

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1. Is a sewer lateral compliance certificate required for point of sale when homes and/or apartments are sold in the City?
2. Why do sewage spills happen?
3. How do I know if I have a sewage spill?
4. What should I do if I have a sewage spill on my property?
5. Who is responsible for sewer repairs and maintenance?
6. Who do I contact if I have questions about my sewer bill?