Water/Sewer Maintenance (WSM) Department
WATER & SEWER MAINTENANCE (WSM)
Emergency Water/Sewer Situations
Sewer Backup or Blockage
If you are experiencing a sewer backup and it is determined that the blockage/restrictions DOES NOT exist within the City’s sanitary sewer system, homeowners will be is advised to contact a professional plumber or drain-cleaning service for a private sewer service inspection. The City of Hominy cannot make a recommendation for drain-cleaning services. It may be in your best interest to obtain several estimates.
If the problem is in the sewer service from the property to the City’s sewer main, the property owner will be responsible for correcting the problem. The owner of the property is responsible for maintaining and cleaning this private section of sewer, including the connection to the sewer main.
Many homeowner insurance policies exclude damage resulting from sewer backups. However, some insurance companies do provide sewer backup coverage. If you are concerned about sewer backups and want to insure that you are covered, check with your home insurance policy about the availability of sewer backup insurance.
Every home and business has a water meter to measure the amount of water used by a property which is used to calculate a monthly utility bill.
If the digital display is incrementing up and no one in the home is running water, there is a leak in the plumbing. Since the digital display records down to 1/1,000 of a gallon even the smallest leaks can be detected. If you notice a leak, get it fixed to conserve water and avoid increases in water bills. Leaks can occur in many difference places and generally the significant leaks are not easily visible. The most commons leaks are with toilets and water softeners.
Sewer Line Usage Guidelines
Tony Sykes-Water/Sewer Superintendent
Earl Radford-WSM Specialsit
Tom Eggleston-WSM Specialist/Utility Meter Reader