Sewer Line Cleaning Notification
Now Through January 2020
The Lake Stevens Sewer District will be using high pressure hydraulic cleaning equipment to clean sewer lines throughout the District. The District encourages everyone to keep your toilet lids down. In the process of cleaning, there is a potential for clean water from toilet bowls to be ejected if plumbing vents are clogged, sewer service line is relatively flat, or if the homes side sewer has reduced capacity from roots and or grease. The District’s maintenance team take every precaution to reduce the likelihood of water being ejected from toilets, but no amount of effort can eliminate this risk completely. Again, this is clean water ejected from the toilet bowl and is not from the raw sewage pipeline. Customers may also notice that floor drains and P traps may be dry. An indication of this is that you may notice a “sewer smell”. If you are able to smell sewer, please run water through all sinks, showers, tubs, and if your home has a basement, please pour at least two cups of water down the drain. This will fill the P traps and restore the vapor barrier that P traps provide.