Sewer Overflows

Have you seen these huge Grease Trucks driving around Raleigh? Their purpose is to clear drains have been clogged with oil, grease and trash or to remove the roots invading older pipes.

The major problem with dumping grease down the drain is that this causes major sewer overflows. Sewer backups are incredibly expensive for the City to clean up, so please help out by avoiding the following:

– Pour grease, fats and oils from cooking down the drain.
– Use the toilet as a wastebasket.
– Use the sewer on the street as a means to dispose of food scraps.

The City of Raleigh offers a single $50 cash reward to the first person who report a confirmed sanitary sewer overflow to the City. Please call the Public Utilities Operations Division at 919-250-2737, to report a sewer back-up or overflow. After hours call the after-hours emergency number, 919-829-1930.