Sanitary Sewer Toolkit: A Guide for Maintenance Policies and Procedures

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Published: January 8, 2024

Sanitary Sewer Toolkit
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See accompanying model documents below.

This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Learn how to avoid sanitary sewer backups through improved system maintenance and limit your liability with improved documentation if a backup does occur. Address fats, grease and oil (FOG) in your system. Find related risk management information on inflow and infiltration (I & I), no-fault sewer backup coverage, discretionary immunity and Pollution Control Agency (PCA) sewer system by-pass requirements.

Use these model documents with the “Sanitary Sewer Toolkit”.

Maintenance and Response Forms:


Public Educational Materials: