Sanitary Sewer Main Cleaning

Sanitary Sewer Mains collect wastewater from residential, commercial and industrial sanitary sewer service lines. The wastewater travels to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and, following treatment, is released into the Red Deer River.

Clean, clear and free flowing sanitary sewer mains ensures that wastewater continues to flow to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and helps to prevent sewer blockages and backups, which could otherwise end up in the basements of nearby buildings, or overflows from sanitary sewer manholes, causing environmental concern. 

What is involved?

  • A combination vacuum truck uses high velocity jet to clean rocks, dirt, roots and debris from the sanitary sewer mains while vacuuming at the same time. It can take multiple passes to clean the sewer line, and the time to do so varies based on the size of the sewer main and the amount of debris that needs to be cleaned out.
  • The process of vacuuming rocks, dirt, roots and debris can be noisy and may be heard from a block or two away from the site.

Sanitary Sewer Main Cleaning Schedule

StreetDate scheduled
77 Street September 9 - 11
40 Avenue September 11
Anquetel Street / Armitage Close September 12
Maxwell Avenue September 12 - 13, 16
Edgington Avenue September 16
Ebert Avenue September 16 - 17
Clearview, north of Ross Street, south of Crawford Street September 17 - 19
Clearview, east of Michener Avenue, north of Ross Street September 19
55 Street September 19 - 20
Gaetz Lake Sanctuary September 23 - 26
Spruce Drive September 26
46A Avenue / Kinex Arena September 27
Pioneer Lodge / 47 Avenue September 30 - October 1
45 Avenue October 2 - 4
55 Street October 3