Sewer Main Cleaning
We're committed to providing our customers with uninterrupted sewer service. To accomplish this, we must periodically clean the sewer main that is located deep below the street.
The sewer main transports the wastewater from your home to the treatment facility where it is treated and eventually discharged to Maunesha River. Our Vacuum Cleaning Truck will periodically block city streets to accomplish this task.
How it Works
To clean the sewer main, we use a combination high pressure/vacuum cleaning truck. A hose is fed through a manhole until it reaches the upstream manhole. The water pressure is increased as the hose is reeled back towards the truck.
The nozzle located on front of the hose, scours the inside of the pipe effectively removing grease and debris from the main. The debris that is cleaned from the main is vacuumed out at the downstream manhole.
Rates for wastewater are approved by the City of Waterloo Common Council. Current rates are effective November 1, 2018.
Monthly Customer Charge $16.81
Volumn Charge per 1,000 gallons $6.71 (based on the water reading)