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If you have a sewer backup emergency, please call 719-392-8848.
What is a sewer back up? A backup occurs when sewage overflows from your tub, toilet, sink or any drain in your home. Backups are more common in older homes and homes with basements.
What causes a sewer back up?
Separated Joints : Underground pipes are not solid and they can become disconnected at the joint.
Clogged Pipes : Clogs can be made of many different materials and waste that should not be put into the system.
Root Damage : Older established trees can cause root damage in the pipes.
Cracks in the Pipe : Ground movement along with roots, clogs, temperature and poor installation can cause cracks in your pipes that can lead to sewer backups.
The District is not responsible for the property’s service line.
Things that should never be flushed into the system:
Please check with your homeowners insurance as they may offer coverage for sewer and drain backups.
If you have a sewer backup: