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Lift stations pump the sewer up hill from a low point which enables the sewage to flow by gravity to the next low point and eventually into one of two Metropolitan Council Environmental Services interceptor sewers.
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Remote control video cameras televise the entire sewer system once every five years or 30,000 feet of sewer mains per year. This video tape inspection locates existing and potential problem areas for repair including root cutting or root treating areas with tree root problems, joint sealing and short lining areas to correct infiltration and broken tile.
The entire sewer system is cleaned with a high pressure sewer jetter once every three years or 1/3 of the system annually. Pressure changes when the City cleans the sewer main may cause your toilet to flush and or create noise.
Any thing that will not totally dissolve and could plug the sewer mains such as disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, bandages, rags, and plastic bags. Watch a video on what not to flush down your toilets.
Yes. Most of the sewer system was built in the last 15 years and pipe sizing was determined anticipating future development.
Frequently televising the systems allows us to see if there are any defects in the pipe network. As mentioned the Ramsey sewer system is relatively new.