The Department of Public Utilities has contracted with Duke’s Root Control to treat root growth within the City’s sanitary sewer collection system. The work will be performed throughout the City where roots have obstructed the sewer flow creating the potential for sewer backups and overflows. This work is in keeping with the mission of the Department of Public Utilities to maintain its facilities to meet community needs, environmental responsibilities and regulatory requirements. During the project you may notice construction equipment, noise, traffic, and/or work on property within the City right-of-way or utility easements. Please understand that every effort will be made to minimize any disturbances.
Work will be performed from 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. To see if your neighborhood is scheduled to be treated please review our Scheduled Neighborhoods for Treatment
list. Your presence is not required during the work, but if you have a manhole on your property, please keep the area clear and your pets contained. The total time spent at each location should not exceed 30 minutes.
In the unlikely event that foam appears in your tubs, toilets, or floor drains, call the contractor for cleanup instructions. Do not touch the foam until you have received instructions. For this or any other questions, you may call:
|Duke's Root Control Contractor
|Public Utilities Inspector
|Public Utilities Project Manager
||Katherine Nixon, P.E.