How do sewer trucks and trailers un-clog and clean sewer mains?

They use high pressure water and a series of different heads to break blockages lost in wastewater mains. These blockages can be caused from roots, grease, and vandalism. Grease comes from people dumping grease down the drain instead of disposing of it some other way, like the trash. Vandalism is when people flush things down the commode or they open a manhole and throw anything from clothes, wood, rocks, old televisions and anything else they can think of.

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1. Who do I call if I have a sewer backup?
2. Who do I call about odor problems?
3. I saw a truck dumping into one of your manholes, is this legal?
4. How do I determine if the backup is a City problem or a plumbing problem of my own?
5. Can I tour the Water Reclamation Facility?
6. How do I request an (as-built) drawing, sketch, and or pictures of my side sewer?
7. Are there normal household products that should not be flushed down the drain?
8. How do I dispose of grease?
9. How do sewer trucks and trailers un-clog and clean sewer mains?
10. How often is the sewer system cleaned?
11. Where can I get a copy of the Arlington Design and Construction Standards?
12. What will it cost me to connect to water and/or sewer? How much are your water and sewer connection fees?
13. What do I have to do to connect to city water and sewer utilities?
14. How do I schedule an inspection?