If you see a sewage spill occurring NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY by calling our office at (909) 584-4018.
Sewer spills occur when the wastewater being transported via underground pipes overflows through a manhole, cleanout, or broken pipe. Sewage spills can cause health hazards, damage to homes and businesses, and threaten the environment and local waterways. Common causes of sewage spills are:
You can help prevent sewage spills. Never put grease down garbage disposals, drains, or toilets. Perform periodic cleaning to eliminate grease, debris and roots in your service laterals. Repair any structural problems in your sewer system and eliminate any rainwater infiltration/inflow leaks into your service laterals.
Our member agencies have legal jurisdiction and enforcement authority to ensure that sewage spills are remedied. They may respond with containment, relieving pipe blockages, and/or clean-up of the sewage spill, especially if the spill is flowing into storm drains, public property, or local waterways.