Sewer Backups

IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE A BLOCKED SEWER PLEASE CALL THE CITY OF TIMMINS:

DURING BUSINESS HOURS

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Monday to Friday)

705- 360-2646

AFTER HOURS AND WEEKENDS EMERGENCY #

705-264-1201

Slow-running drains or water backing up through a basement floor drain are a good indication that there is a problem.

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Disposable Not Flushable

Please No Wipes in the Pipes!!

clogged-toiletBaby wipes, feminine products, cleansing clothes, cleaning and disinfectant wipes, as well as toilet bowl scrubbers and some heavy duty paper towels might be labeled as disposable or flushable but these items should not go down the drain or toilet. These products do not break down in the sewer system and can cause plugs in sewer pipes and pumps, resulting in sewer backups, costly cleanups and sewage plant equipment replacement which can result in rate increases.

What You Can Do To Help!

  1. Do not flush objects down the toilet such as wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, or dental floss.
  2. Dispose of these items in your trash receptacle.
  3. Inform those who clean your house or business of the proper disposal methods for these items.

ONLY HUMAN WASTE AND MINIMAL TOILET PAPER SHOULD GO DOWN THE TOILET!

For more information contact the Wastewater Chief Operator at:

705-360-2600 – ext 5458