Emergency Service


What do I do if my sewer backs up?

Call the Sewer District at 573-443-2774. The District provides emergency service 24 hours a day, seven days a week at no extra charge. We will check to see if there is a problem in the part of the system the Sewer District maintains that may be affecting your private system.

Emergency Procedures To Follow After A Sewer Back-Up

After a sewer back-up, it is very important to follow emergency procedures quickly to minimize health hazards and property loss. Generally, if the homeowner takes proper emergency action immediately, a sewer back-up will result in either no damage or minimum damage.

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Prevention of sewer back-ups

There are several ways you can reduce the likelihood of stoppages in your private sewer lines and your neighborhood's main lines. Most sewer line obstructions are caused by grease, tree roots and debris. The simplest way to prevent these materials from blocking your lines is to keep them out of your lines.

Learn about prevention of sewer line blockages and back-ups >