December isn’t exactly the best month for winter sewer main replacement in Burnaby. But Highmark Plumbing has the gear and the training needed to help if you find that your sewer main isn’t behaving as it should. Your sewer is the means by which you can remove household waste from your home without causing problems for your neighbors. This is essential in densely populated areas.
On the Burnaby City Water and Sewer webpage, a number of helpful tips are offered for local residents. Among other things, there is a note that states that from October 1 through December 19, the city flushes and cleans the water mains. This can cause cloudy or discolored water to emerge from your tap. The coloration is harmless and should disappear after running the cold water tap. There is also a link to the Storm and Sanitary Sewers web page. The Burnaby sewers feed into the metro Vancouver sanitary network. Since 1989, that system has been working to separate the storm sewers from the sanitary sewers. This is a project that makes the system both more environmentally friendly and less likely to mix sewage and drinking water during a flood. Since the system includes Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver, this is a large and ongoing project. Current activity – December 2015 — is in the Galt area, north of Dundas Street.
The sewer main that runs from your home or business to the city’s sewer main is the property owner’s responsibility. High Mark Plumbing can help with your winter sewer main replacement Burnaby if it has become damaged or clogged. In many cases, no digging is needed. Give us a call at (604)945-6060 if you suspect that there is a problem with the sewer main on your property.