Sanitary Sewer Collection System Information
The Sanitary Sewer Collection System, consists of two pumps stations, manholes, and sewer lines, which transfers sewer waste water to the treatment plant.
Should a sewer problem be experienced, the resident should first contact the Department of Public Works Office. A Sewer Department Representative will be dispatched to check the main sewer line.
The lateral sewer line and the location of the connection from the building to the main sewer is the property owner’s responsibility; although we will assist with all available information and records. This information will be useful to you if you need to contact a plumber.
If an outside clean-out is present, we can inspect it and determine if the stoppage is in the service side of the cleanout. An attempt will be made to clear the obstruction if it is in the service side of the system. If there is no outside clean-out, the property owner is responsible for the service line from the building to the main sewer line.
The Borough of Manville will perform no work on private property except within the public utility easement.
How to Contact the Sewer Department
For sewer concerns, contact the Department of Public Works at (908) 725-5512 Monday through Friday during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After hours or on the weekends, contact the Manville Police Department at (908) 725-1900 and a Sewer Department Representative will be dispatched for assistance.
To maintain your sewer line and avoid blockages certain materials should not be flushed or dropped/inserted in the line; such as baby diapers, toys, personal hygiene products, construction debris, etc.
The discharge of storm water, surface water, ground water and/or subsurface drains (sump pumps) is not permitted into the sanitary sewer system; in accordance with Borough Ordinance #2005-1007.
Any sewer billing inquiries should be directed to the Sewer Billing Department at (908) 725-9478 exstension 120.