Sewer Clean Out Information

The Town of Mancos will be performing high pressure sanitary sewer cleaning in your area. Work will be completed between 8:30am to 3:45pm.

This work is part of our routine maintenance of the sanitary sewer system. In order to thoroughly clean the pipes, high pressure cleaning/vacuum equipment will be used to clean the pipes and remove debris and solids from the sewer system. This method of cleaning is safe, effective and will extend the system life. Further it will provide better and more reliable service for our customers.

While problems are not expected, it is important to understand that excessive debris, inadequate or damaged venting system in homes or businesses, sags in the main or other such conditions may cause one or two situations to occur at your home or business.

(l) High pressure may cause water to splash up from your toilet bowl. Please ensure that the toilet is flushed and the lids are down when work is being done on your street.

(2) High pressure can also draw the water from your P-trap or J-bends in floor drains and other fixtures such as sinks. Should this occur, you might detect a sewer odor. In order to remedy this situation, it will be necessary to run water in all suspected drains to fill the traps. Remember to check all floor drains by water softeners and water heaters (if you have them). Generally, about one quart of water should fill the trap.

Please remember to keep children out of the area while work is being performed as the equipment is large and can be very loud. Further, there may be open manholes in the area. Traffic obstruction may also be experienced.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience while we perform these system improvements.