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Routine Sewer System Maintenance This Summer

July 26, 2023

Mid July – Early Sept., 2023 

Eagle River Water & Sanitation crews will be out cleaning sewer mains in neighborhoods through early September. 

Residents can expect to see our jetting trucks in Mountain Star, Core of Avon, Eagle Vail, and Minturn through the 1st week in September. Specific times, dates, and neighborhoods will be updated when available.

District staff will be out with be out with our large jetting truck which may appear ominous. The District uses jetting trucks to clear sewer mains throughout the valley as part of a regular maintenance schedule. This is a proactive measure to ensure that sewers are clean and maintained to prevent blockage and other costly and inconvenient issues. The work generally occurs between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Residents can expect to see the large sewer jetting trucks and equipment on streets and in back lots depending on manhole locations. Drivers should use caution as district vehicles and employees are near the roadway during jetting operations. 

This sewer cleaning process causes air movement through the sewer system. If your home’s ventilation pipes are clogged or are not large enough, this air movement could force some water out of your toilet or drains. It is recommended that you keep your toilet lid down when sewer mains are being cleaned. If there is an issue, please call Customer Service at 970-477-5451. 

These activities should cause minimal disruption to residents and crews appreciate the public’s understanding and cooperation. This work is done on a 5-year rotating schedule to clear sewer mains to prevent blockages that can lead to sewage overflows.  

Preventing problems before they occur is a top priority of the district’s preventive maintenance program that ensures proper functioning of sewage infrastructure. 

For more information, contact customer service at 970-477-5451.