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Sewer Culprits

Lurking in the shadows of your bathroom, under the kitchen sink and  around your house.  Waiting for an opportunity to wreak havoc upon your sewer system... the Sewer Culprits

Stop smelly, nasty and costly backups!  Avoid these culprits!

Meet the Culprits

The Clogger- This culprit is made up of fats, oils and greases which build up in drains, clogging them at some of the worst times! 

Cease the Grease

The Dammer- This culpirt is made up of paper, hygiene, and cleaning products which get lodged in the sewer line, damming up the line!  These culprits do not deteriorate as quickly as toilet paper.

No Wipes in the Pipes

Stop this culprit!  Never flush... Always trash
  • Paper towels
  • Blue shop towels
  • Cloth and disposable diapers
  • Baby wipes, facial wipes, cleaning wipes, and personal cleansing wipes
  • Tampons, tampon applicators, and sanitary napkins
  • Condoms
  • Anything that says "flushable" but is not toilet paper

The Breaker- This culprit is the roots of trees and shrubs.  Seeking out moisture, they will make their way into sewer line cracks.  They catch debris causing the line to back up.  And over time, they can cause a sewer line to break.

Stop this culprit! 

  • Replace your line with new plastic pipe
  • Be careful where you plant trees and shrubs.  Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place.
  • Have the roots in your sewer line cut semi-annually

The Needle - This culprit's name says it all.  Improperly flushed or trashed needles can cause hazards for the wastewater collection and treatment employees as well as those in garbage. 

Stop this culprit!  Never flush or trash needles!

Place needles in a rigid plastic container (such as a clorox bottle, red sharps container, etc), seal securely and call your local pharmacy.  The Special Waste and Diversion Facility partners with several pharmacies around the Casper area.  Ask your pharmacist about proper disposal.


Emergencies

WATER/SEWER EMERGENCIES

After Hours Contact:
After 4:30 pm, Weekends and Holidays:
(307) 235-8233 or (307) 235-8278


Report Water Line breaks to:

Weekdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Water Garage (307) 235-8360 or Water Distribution (307) 235-8359


Sewer Emergencies:
 
Weekdays 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Casper Public Utilities (307) 235-8213 or Wastewater Collection (307) 235-8481