Water and Sewer Line Maintenance Havre de GraceDepartmentsDepartment of Public WorksWater and Sewer Line Maintenance The Water & Sewer Line Maintenance Team is responsible for the following: Installation, Repair and Maintenance of the Water and Sewer infrastructure Hydrant Flushing Meter Reading and Meter Repair/Replacement Repair of water and sewer residential services Water leaks are very expensive and can play havoc with your water bill and your budget. We encourage you to make it a regular practice to check all toilets and faucets for leaks. It is easy. Click the following link: Leak Checks Tips to prevent sewer back-ups: Keep Sinks and Toilets Clear of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) and those dreaded WIPES! These common sources of Sewer Back-ups should NEVER be flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain: “Flushable” Wipes – actually get stuck once they are flushed. This is a huge problem – and costly too. Also, Gravy, sauces and soups Cooking oil, butter, shortening, lard and margarine Milk, cream, sour cream and mayonnaise Food scraps Oil from cooked meats Avoid Clogged Pipes – Take a moment to see the attached photos that capture what our Public Works Crews are finding in your sewer pipes. Clogged Pipes – A Costly Problem Disconnect Your Downspout A downspout, also known as a roof leader, carries excess storm water from roofs and gutters away from homes to yards and grassy areas. Be certain the rain runoff is not connected to the sewer system.