High Mark Plumbing would like to share information about sewer main replacement in Surrey, British Columbia. The system is truly impressive. It includes more than 15,000 kilometers of gravity feed wastewater pipes, service connections for homes and businesses, 21,000 manholes and 80,000 inspection chambers, and 40 pump stations as well as force mains, siphons, and odor control stations. Whew! Now that’s a lot of infrastructure!
The city maintains a capital construction program and a ten-year servicing plan to enable upkeep on this sprawling system. The system is designed to keep the mains open and flowing so that waste will be carried to the larger mains for Metro Vancouver. From there it will be piped to the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The city maintains the big systems, but homeowners can help by following a few simple rules which include never flush wipes; never pour grease down drains; place personal hygiene items such as diapers, wipes, tampons, sanitary napkins, facial pads or similar items in a trash container – do not flush; use a strainer for your sink; do not plant trees over your service connections; direct downspouts to your lawn; compost food waste; and hire a plumber to video inspect your lines.
High Mark Plumbing can help prevent sewer main replacement in Surrey through providing video inspection, clearing roots, repair breaks and more. If it is necessary, we can also replace your sewer main – the part that goes from your home to the city’s lines. Just give us a call at (604)945-6060 to request a visit from one of our friendly plumbers. We will be happy to arrange a time that will fit your schedule and ours.