The City provides sanitary sewage service. A monthly service fee is included in the utility bill. Because there is no effective way to gauge sewage output from each house, the fee is based on water consumption.
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays
After hours, weekends and holidays
A sewer lateral is the sewer line that connects your home to the sewer main. The sewer lateral carries all waste water from your home into the sewer main. A private plumber installed your sewer lateral when the home was built. Because it is a private line, maintenance and repairs are the homeowner's responsibility. However, If you suspect or experience a sewer blockage, you should report it to the Clinton Public Works office for a thorough inspection.
It is the homeowner's responsibility to flush or clear the sewer lateral. The exception would be if a problem in the homeowner's lateral is caused by a blockage in the city sewer main.
A sewer clean-out is an access point on the sewer lateral that allows the line to be flushed or cleared in the event of a sewer blockage. The clean-out can also be used to prevent sewage back-up inside the home. The sewer clean-out is usually located close to the structure and is made of P.V.C. (plastic) or metal. Shrubs and plants should be kept away from the clean-out.