The Public Works Department is charged with inspecting, maintaining and protecting the city's investment in its approximate 73 mile/1400 manhole sewer infrastructure. It is our mission to serve the public and protect the environment with proactive sewer line measures to help prevent back-ups and overflows. Once water has been used, (also known as wastewater, it is returned to Cobb County Wastewater Treatment Plant via city sewer lines to be cleaned and treated through a series of processes.
Homeowners are required to maintain the lateral from their home to the main sewer line, typically located in the street or nearby easement. Maintaining the lateral line includes keeping the line flowing and free of debris, such as roots, grease or materials that can cause blockage.
By installing a clean out, a homeowner will have quick access to their lateral line to assist with removing blockages before backups occur.
Should a blockage or backup occur, homeowners should contact a reputable plumber to remove blockages and make necessary repairs.
FOG is short for Fats, Oils and Grease. FOG is found in such foods as meats, sauces, salad dressings, foods cooked in deep fat fryers, cookies, pastries, cheese, butter and many more. Some common FOG found in kitchens includes cooking oils, condiments, sandwich spreads, meat juices and fat. When FOG is poured down a drain or disposal, it can cause blockages that can cause the sewer to back up in to your home or business through sinks, drains and toilets, resulting in property damage, environmental and health hazards, and unexpected expensive costs.