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Public Works

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

EMAIL:
sewer@cedar-rapids.org

OFFICE LOCATION:
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

PHONE NUMBER:
24 Hour Response
(319) 286-5815 (Answering service after 3:30 for emergencies only)

FAX NUMBER:
(319) 540-8063

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Sewer Maintenance is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s sanitary and storm sewer systems.  This infrastructure is critical for the protection of public health and environment and is required to meet Federal regulatory requirements. The Sewer Division oversees 667 miles of sanitary sewer main, 521 miles of storm water mains, nearly 15,000 manholes, 100 public detention basins, 20,000 storm structures, and inspects private storm water facilities and developments for required stormwater management practices to keep Cedar Rapids’ natural waters clean.


Sanitary Sewer Backups
What steps to follow if your sanitary sewer backs up.

Policies & Procedures
Sanitary Sewer Maintenance policies and procedures.

Stormwater Program
The stormwater system conveys water directly to our streams & river.

Sanitary Collection System
An overview of the Cedar Rapids sanitary sewer collection system.

Frequently Asked Questions
Sewer-specific FAQs.

Sanitary Sewer Master Plan
On November 1, 2016, the City Council adopted an update to the Sanitary Sewer Master Plan.

Stormwater Master Plan
On November 1, 2016, the City Council adopted a new Stormwater Master Plan.

Inflow & Infiltration Pilot Study
The City is studying inflow and infiltration in an effort to reduce basement back-ups.

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