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Part of understanding the sewer collection system is through good Operations & Maintenance plans and procedures. Sewer System Evaluation Studies (SSES) involve methods to investigate and categorize the sewer system and its potential issues and failures. The following methods are used by the Sewer Maintenance Engineering and Technical Staffs:

  • Pipeline assessment using CCTV
  • Sewer Walking for large diameter pipe
  • Manhole Inspection
  • Flow monitoring
  • Smoke and Dye testing
  • Visual private property inspection for illicit connections

Private Sewer Connections

For more information on connecting a private sewer please contact the Public Works Department 402-444-5220

Backwater Prevention Assistance Program

The City of Omaha Backwater Prevention Assistance Program is one of the City of Omaha's solutions to minimize sewer backups in homes and businesses situated in combined sewer neighborhoods that are not immediately scheduled for a sewer separation under the City of Omaha CSO Control Program. If eligible, a "Backwater Valve" will be installed by a licensed plumber in the home/business to prevent future wet-weather related basement back-ups. For more information, call (402) 444-5332 and indicate that you are inquiring about the City of Omaha's Backwater Prevention Assistance Program.