Sewer Backup

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Who to call?

Please report sewer backups, sewer odors, suspected breaks in the sanitary, storm, or water main or you notice a missing manhole cover.

Public Works:
701-738-8740
Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

After Hours Contact:
GF Water Treatment Plant
701-746-2595


Will you get billed? 

You will not be billed for receiving assistance from the City of Grand Forks in the event of an after hours call or a call during regular hours of operation.  The City has staff available for after hour calls. 

Please report sewer backups so that the City can make sure there are no problems with the City sewer. 


What can be flushed?

Do not flush anything other than human waste and toilet paper.

Flushable wipes do not disintegrate over time and can cause the sewer line near your home to clog.  The City maintains the City’s sewer lines but they can become clogged with items that should not be flushed down the toilet.  Throw these items in the trash not down the toilet.