According to the City of Broken Bow, sewer jetting will be taking place March 8-12 starting and 8 AM and will take most of the day. The jetting will take place from South 9th Avenue to South 6th Ave and from South E Street to South N Street. Sewer lines can develop air pressure or a partial vacuum from the cleaning process.
Sewer jetting is the method of cleaning out sewers and drain lines by using high-pressure water streams through specialized jetting nozzles to dislodge and clear obstructions as well as perform regular maintenance to prevent sewage backups.
Usually, any excess air pressure or vacuum will dissipate through your plumbing vents, but occasionally there are homes with inadequate plumbing vents (no vents, undersized vents, or obstructed vents).
In the case of inadequate venting, air pressure could escape through your toilet, floor, sink, tub, or shower drains causing water to splash out, or a vacuum could draw the water out of your fixture traps causing an unpleasant odor.
To guard against this possibility please: cover all floor drains with plastic and place a weight on the plastic, cover all toilets with plastic and close the lid on the plastic. If you should experience an unpleasant odor, run water into each drain to re-fill the traps.
Water and drains may be used as normal. The cleaning of sanitary sewer is necessary to help prevent stoppages.
If anyone has any questions please contact (308) 870-1203.