Sewer Line Backups: Sewer line backups are a very common problem. Most often the sewer backup is in an individual line between the house and the sewer main. This is called the sewer lateral. Occasionally however, the backup can be caused by a clog in the sewer main line. Some of the more serious damages might be averted with a quick phone call and a little knowledge.

The following are a few tips that might prevent damage for both you and South Ogden City .

Always call the Public Works Department first if you notice sewage or water coming up in your floor drain or basement toilets. We have people on call 24 hours a day to respond to these types of emergencies. A quick call can verify whether the plug is in your own sewer lateral or perhaps a city main line. One easy way to tell is if the water backing up in the floor drain is constant, and you are not using any water, it may be a city main. If the water only backs up when you use a washer, dishwasher, or even run water down a sink, it is most likely your own line. Tree roots are usually the main cause of sewer line backups, both private and public. If you have had trouble in the past it is a good idea to routinely have your sewer lateral cleaned by a licensed plumber or sewer maintenance company. South Ogden 's phone number is (801) 622-2900 Monday - Friday 7:00-3:30, or after hours emergencies 629-8221. Please keep these phone numbers available if such an emergency arises.