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Silver Lake Sewer Maintenance Cleaning Scheduled for Monday-Wednesday, February 21st-23rd

The City of Silver Lake will be conducting it's annual sewer maintenance from Monday through Friday, February 19th through 21st, 2024.

Sewer lines can develop air pressure or a partial vacuum from the cleaning process. Usually any excess air pressure or vacuum will dissipate through your plumbing vents, but occasionally there are homes with inadequate plumbing vents (no vents, undersize vents or obstructed vents). In the case of inadequate venting air pressure could excape through your toilet, floor, sink, tub or shower drains causing water to spash out or, a vacuum could draw the water out of your fixture traps causing an unpleasant odor. To guard against this possiblility please: 

  1. Cover all floor Drains with plastic and place a weight on the plastic. 
  2. Cover all toilets with plastic and close the lid on the plastic.
  3. If you should experience an unpleasant odor, run water into each drain to refill the traps

Water and drains may be used as normal. 

The cleaning of sanitary sewers is necessary to help prevent stoppages.


If you have any questions, please call City Hall: 785-582-4280

Open pdf for instructions and a map: Sewer Cleanout Alert.pdf