Public Works

Know the Flow with Hydro

Hydro is an expert on water flow – specifically where water goes when it rains, how you can help keep our streams and rivers clean and safe, what happens when you flush your toilet or wash something down your drain, and how the City of Cedar Rapids handles stormwater and wastewater that enters our sewer systems. Take time to view the short videos below and click the accompanying links to learn more about various topics that impact you, your family and your city. If you have any questions, please contact our Public Works Sewer Division at 319-286-5826 or sewer@cedar-rapids.org.

What’s an Easement

Simply put, easements give the easement holder permission to use a person’s land. There are several different types of easements. Watch this video to learn a little more about what an easement is, and be sure to learn more about easements and find out if you have an easement on your property.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention



Storm sewer drains transport stormwater runoff directly to our rivers, streams and lakes. Watch this video to learn a little more about how you can help prevent stormwater pollution.

What not to Flush


Watch this video to learn a little more about what should and shouldn't be flushed down your toilet. Just follow Hydro's simple advice to experience fewer clogs, backups and sewer issues in your home.

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