If you see or suspect a wastewater overflow or spill, call 311 - 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Private plumbing systems are designed to prevent wastewater gases from entering residences. All active sewer lines contain gases, and a malfunctioning plumbing system could allow gases or odors to enter the home. If after all plumbing lines are filled with water including toilets the odor does not go away, consider having a licensed plumber check plumbing and vent system.
- There are numerous potential sources of odor in a community our size, and wastewater plants are just one possible source.
- Sewage odor may be a sign of a nearby wastewater overflow and can be reported to 311, 24/7
- Sewage odor can occur more often during warm temperatures, when there is bacterial growth and buildup of debris in pipes, or if a manhole, pump stations, or other equipment malfunctions.