Sanitary Sewer Backups
In the event of a sanitary sewer backup at your property, please call a plumber first. If the plumber thinks the problem is in a main Borough sewer line, call the Borough office. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. At all other times, call 911 and a Borough Public Works employee will be dispatched to investigate the problem. Although the Borough conscientiously maintains its sewer system, periodic backups into homes or businesses inevitably occur. In most cases, the Borough's responsibility ends when the line is cleared and the problem causing the blockage has been addressed. Responsibility for cleanup and damage to the premises, including plumbing fees, generally rests with the resident. Most homeowner’s insurance policies have optional riders for sewer backups that, if purchased, will provide coverage.