The City’s sanitary sewer system is divided into three cleaning areas, area A, area B and area C. Each of these cleaning areas is divided into smaller sub-areas, A1, A2, A3, etc. (refer to the location map shown below)
The Sewer Utility operates three sewer cleaning crews. Each crew is assigned to clean the sewers in a different cleaning area. Each cleaning crew cleans the sewers in one sub-area and then starts cleaning the sewers in the next sub-area. When the sewers in the last sub-area have been cleaned the process starts over in the first sub-area.
You can find out where the cleaning crews are working by calling 573-874-6287.
Cleaning sewer lines involves using a sewer jet to propel a cleaning nozzle that is attached to the end of a high pressure sewer jet hose through all the main underground pipes. This clears the lines of debris such as grease and grit. If necessary, the lines are also cleared of roots by attaching a hydraulic root saw to the end of the sewer jet hose. This sewer cleaning process also causes air movement through the sewer. If your home's ventilation pipes are clogged or are not large enough, this air movement through the sewer could force some water out of your toilet or drains. It is recommended that you keep your toilet lid down when the sewers are being cleaned.