Sewer Backup

If you are connected to public sewer and smell sewer in your basement, please call Public Services at 207-854-0660 or Dispatch at 207-854-0654 (if outside the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM) immediately.  Someone in the Wastewater Division is always on call to make sure there is someone to assist you in the event of a backup.  

Fixtures installed on a floor level that is lower than the next upstream manhole cover of public or private sewer shall be protected from backflow of sewage by installing an approved type of backwater valve (2015 Uniform Plumbing Code).  This valve will prevent sewage from entering your house in the above scenario.

Backwater Valve