Sewer backups may be caused by:
Preventing problems caused by the public sewer system
If your property experiences recurring backups because of public sewer problems, you may be eligible for prevention assistance. As a first step, you will need to fill out a questionnaire describing the history of sewer backups on your property.
If your property meets the criteria for prevention assistance, MSD will develop a plan to eliminate the problem, at no cost to you.
MSD will need up to two years to evaluate, design, and construct a remedy for your property. MSD will install devices designed to prevent future SBUs, provided you agree to the proposed solution and you give MSD access to your property for installation. You will not be charged for the installation; however, if the device requires electricity to operate, you will have to provide the electricity.
During this time, you must not store personal property in the area that has backups, and you must not install carpeting, flooring, or drywall in this area.
Call (513) 352-4288 for more information.
Download the Sewer Backup Prevention Program brochure
Watch a video about Sewer Backup Prevention Devices