What is a sanitary sewer?
A sanitary sewer is a pipe located in the city right-of-way or backyard easements that is designed solely to transport wastewater from sanitary fixtures and floor drains inside your house or business to the city's wastewater treatment plants. Sanitary sewers in your neighborhood are owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Sugar Land.

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1. Sewage is backing up into my house, who should I call or what should I do?
2. There is a sewer odor in my house, what should I do?
3. What causes a sanitary sewer to backup?
4. What kinds of problems do fats, oils and grease (FOG) cause?
5. What is the purpose of manhole covers?
6. If I notice missing, damaged, or noisy manhole covers (loose fitting) what do I do?
7. What is a sanitary sewer?
8. What is a lift station?
9. What is a storm sewer?