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  Sewer main stoppages do not occur frequently, however, when they do, the result can be devastating for residents if the stoppage causes sewage to back up in to the home.
 
Many Residents dispose of grease from frying or cooking oil down the sink drain. When the grease gets into the sewer main, it solidifies. The grease clings to tree roots and coats the inside diameter of the pipe and eventually clogs the pipe entirely. Frying and cooking oil should be poured into a seperate container and placed in the trash for disposal. 
 
FOG = Fats, Oils, Grease
   
  If sewage backs up into your home:
 
  • Call The LTMUA as soon as possible.
  • If we determine the problem is in the sewer main, we will clear the blockage at no charge.
  • If the problem is in the homeowner's line, between the sewer vent and the house, it will require a plumber at the homeowner's expense.
 
 
Important Sewer Service Information
 
Please do not flush the following items in your toilet as they result in clogs in the sewer mains, pumping equipment and treatment process. Flushing these items could clog the sewer service to your home resulting in sewage backup in your home or yard:
 
  • Rags
  • Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Wipes
  • Baby Wipes
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Polishing Wipes
  • Handi-Wipes
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Sanitary Napkins/Pads
  • Tampons
  • Disposable Gloves



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The Township of Lower Municipal Utilities Authority - 2900 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ 08251 // Office: 609-886-7146 // Emergency: 609-780-0101