Utility Maintenance and Testing

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  • Lead and Copper Testing
  • Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Relining
  • Sewer Clean-out
  • Smoke Testing
  • Unidirectional Flushing (UDF)


What is Sewer Clean-out?

The sewer clean-out is the access point to the sewer system for necessary cleaning and maintenance. Sewer clean-outs are typically made of PVC piping and are located approximately three to five feet from a home or business and the city connection is usually located about fifteen feet from the road. 

It is the property owner's responsibility to maintain the sewer clean-out.  The clean-out caps are often run over by cars, damaged by lawn equipment or buried under landscaping.  Broken clean-outs allow debris, stormwater and animals such as rats and snakes into the sewer pipes. Clogged or obstructed piping can cause expensive sewer back-ups and overflows.    Additionally, excess stormwater through damaged or missing caps puts additional stress on the sewer collection system and treatments plants. 

If you discover that your sewer clean-out needs to be repaired or replaced you can purchase parts at your local hardware store.  If you are unable to locate the parts you need or have any other questions please call the Palm Bay Utilities Department at (321) 952-3420.