Sewers and Drainage


Engineering Department

The Engineering Department is responsible for the preparation of plans and specifications and the construction, administration, inspection and supervision for all infrastructure projects within the City. This work includes design and construction of the city's sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure. Projects include work that takes place within all of the city's right-of-way and other city-owned properties.

Sewer Division

The Sewer Division is responsible for the routine cleaning, repair, and maintenance of catch basins, manholes, sanitary sewers, and storm sewers within the city right of way.

  • Sanitary Sewers

  • The Sewer Division is responsible for maintenance of approximately 151 miles of sanitary sewer lines throughout the city. In the event that a residence is experiencing slow drains or has a sewer backup into the basement, Sewer Division personnel will respond by checking the main sewer line for any blockages or problems.

    This service is the first step in diagnosing a sewer problem. If the main sewer line is free of blockages, the Sewer Division will recommend the homeowner contact a licensed plumber to see if the problem lies in the property sewer connection.
  • Storm Sewers

  • The Sewer Division maintains approximately 150 miles of storm sewers within the city right of way. Maintenance includes catch basin cleaning, mainline televising, inspection, cleaning, and emergency response to flooding problems.
  • Urgent Issues

  • If sewage is backing up into your basement, please call the Service Department at (440) 248-5834 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

    If your sewer backs up after hours, please call the Water Reclamation Department at (440) 248-4895.