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Announcements, News and Safety Tips from the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District

Back Up Time!!

Spring and summer are the seasons that sewer backups are most common. You can prevent backups by following these suggestions:

*If you are on a wooded lot, make sure that the tree roots are not causing a problem by regularly flushing your system with a root destroyer. These are available at most hardware stores. Read the contents carefully to make sure that your plumbing fixtures will not be damaged.

*Flush only appropriate items! Excessive grease will cause blockages. Solid items could cause blockages and damage your equipment. Solid items would also damage the Sanitary District equipment.

*If you are in a low area you could install a drain plug in the floor drain. This prevents a backup and you simply remove it when you need the drain. These are available at most hardware stores.

**The property owner is responsible for blockages, cracks, or other problems in the line from the sewer main to their home. This is the area that most problems occur. Sewer/Water Backup insurance provides protection from the damage caused by the backup. Most homeowner policies provide this coverage ONLY through an additional endorsement. Check with your insurance agent to make sure that you have this coverage. We highly recommend this coverage!**

Hopefully these tips are helpful. If you have any questions, please call the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District office at 847-658-5122.