The Utilities Division maintains Coon Rapids' sanitary sewer system. This involves daily inspection of city lift stations, sanitary sewer lines and removal of system blockages when they occur.
Jetting a Line
Coon Rapids has equipment to televise, inspect and remove debris that might clog sewer lines. Employees inspect and "jet" a line and vacuum larger debris from the sewer system main line when necessary. Manhole locations are spot-checked monthly and sewer lines are cleaned on a sectional basis covering the entire city every three years.
Private Property Drain/Line Cleaning
Call Public Works at 763-755-2880 if you have your service line cleaned by a drain contractor. Occasionally roots from a private section of line is pushed into a main sewer line, which can potentially cause problems for others.
How to Prevent Sewer Backups
Do not pour grease of any kind down your drain
Don't flush any type of hygiene product, even if it is labeled "flushable"
Sewer Lining Process
The City has lined clay sewer pipes with an epoxy resin material. The process uses high pressure hot water to cure the epoxy resin in place, creating a new inner pipe within the existing clay pipe. The process is long lasting and does not require streets to be torn up. This process also helps to prevent tree roots from growing into clay pipes.