Sewer System Information

Clinton City owns and operates the Sanitary Sewer Collection System which includes miles of pipeline, manholes and a lift station. The Sewer Treatment Plant is owned operated by the North Davis Sewer District and it is located in the west side of Syracuse. Sanitary sewer system problems are not common and
the Public Works Department's maintenance procedures are intended to avoid or minimize such problems.

The Department attempts to continually maintain its portion of the sanitary sewer system to be as trouble free as possible.

Sewer System Maintenance Program
Each year, the Public Works Department cleans approximately 1/3 of the City's sanitary
sewer lines.

How Lines Are Cleaned
The sanitary sewer lines are cleaned using high performance sewer cleaning equipment. A cleaning
nozzle is propelled from 1 manhole to the next using water under high pressure (1,500 to 2,000
PSI). The nozzle is then pulled back to the starting manhole. As the nozzle is pulled back, water
scours the inside of the sanitary sewer pipe. City sewer lines requiring a higher level of maintenance
are cleaned annually or semi-annually.

You can reduce potential problems by following some simple rules:
greases or coffee grounds.
  • If using a garbage disposal, minimize amount of food and never dispose of cooking oils,
  • Never flush disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, applicators, wet-wipes, rags or other objects
  • Please do not dump gas, grease, oil, antifreeze, paint or other foreign objects down drains.
  • Take immediate action if you suspect your sewer line is partially plugged.
  • that might block or settle in your pipes.
Sewer Backups
If you suspect a sewer obstruction or back up and do not know where the blockage is, contact the Clinton City Public Works Department before contacting a drain cleaning company. The City will inspect the sewer main through a manhole to determine if there is a blockage in the sewer main line. If there is no problem in the sewer main, the blockage is in your sewer service pipe between the sewer main and the house.

Call Public Works at:
  • Phone: 360-379-5096
  • Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • After hours, and on weekends or holidays call Davis County Dispatch 801-451-4151
If No Blockage is Found
City crews will be dispatched to assess the situation. If it is determined that no blockage or restrictions exist in the City's sanitary sewer system, the property owner is advised to contact a professional plumber or drain cleaning service to have the private sewer service inspected. A property owner may wish to obtain several estimates. We do however request that you notify us after a sewer service has been cleaned. Typically, the cleaning process pushes a significant amount of solids into the sewer main and could cause a blockage in the main, which could lead to an even bigger problem.

Insurance
Many homeowners' policies exclude sewer backups but this coverage often can be added. You should contact your insurance agent for details.