Sewer Back-Ups

The following is intended as a guideline from the Marion County Public Health Department and Citizens Energy Group to help Marion County residents know the steps to take if sewage is found in or around your home.

How do I report a Sewer Back-Up or Sewer Overflow?
What should I do if sewage is on the ground?
After the immediate problem has been resolved, what should happen next?
How do I clean up sewage in my yard?
How do I clean up sewage in my home?
What can I do to prevent flooding damage if I live in the Combined Sewer System area?
How can future back-up problems be prevented?
What is a backwater valve or backflow preventer?
Is a backwater valve right for my property?
What insurance protections are available to assist in the event of a sewer back-up?