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.

2020 Sanitary Sewer Main Cleaning Schedule

NeighbourhoodStreetDate scheduled
Golden West 67 Street September 29 - October 2
Golden West 67 Street Service Road September 29 - October 2
Kentwood 77 Street September 29 - October 2
Golden West Johnstone Drive September 29 - October 2
Kentwood Kent Street September 29 - October 2
Kentwood Kentwood Drive September 29 - October 2
Downtown  48 Avenue October 5 - 9
Northlands Industrial  78 Street October 5 - 9
Bower Gaetz Service Road October 5 - 9
Bower 30 Street October 12 - 16
Bower 32 Street October 12 - 16
Bower 47 Avenue October 12 - 16
Golden West 67 Street Service Road October 12 - 16
South Hill Kin Canyon October 12 - 16
Parkvale Spruce Drive Service Road October 12 - 16
Mountview Walking trails October 12 - 16
Golden West 65 Avenue October 19 - 23
Golden West 67 Street Service Road October 19 - 23
Anders Ackerman Crescent October 19 - 23
Golden West Taylor Drive October 19 - 23
Golden West Taylor Plaza October 19 - 23