What can I do to prevent sewer back ups?

Be careful what you put down the drain. Several items that should not be put into your sewer system are paper towels, diapers, grease, and any item that will not dissolve. To read more about disposing of fats, oils and grease (FOG) and why you should not put then down the drain, visit our FOG page. In addition, visit our Maintaining Your Garbage Disposal page for more helpful tips on pipe health and preventing sewer back ups.

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1. My water is cloudy and is milky colored. What should I do?
2. My water has a reddish tint. What should I do?
3. The reddish water caused a load of clothes to be discolored. What should I do?
4. I think I have a water leak, what should I do?
5. What is the best way to turn the water off at my house in an emergency or for repairs? How?
6. Whom should I call if I notice water running down the street?
7. Can I paint the fire hydrant near my home to make it more decorative?
8. There are colored paint marks in the grass and on the road in my neighborhood. What does this mean?
9. There is an Amelia County crew working in my neighborhood. They have cut and removed the roadway surface, but they are not digging. Why aren't they finishing the job?
10. Sewage is backing up into my basement, who should I call or what should I do?
11. What can I do to prevent sewer back ups?