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Backflow Prevention Program2 documents

  • City of Gunnison Backflow Prevention Program Information
    document _recordid 21
  • City of Gunnison Backflow Ordinance
    document _recordid 22

Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Reports5 documents

  • 2020 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
    document _recordid 17
  • 2019 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
    document _recordid 18
  • 2018 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
    document _recordid 19
  • 2017 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
    document _recordid 20
  • 2021 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report
    document _recordid 1383

Industrial Waste Control1 document

  • Industrial Waste Control Enforcement Response Guide
    document _recordid 16

Water & Sewer Tap Information1 document

  • Water & Sewer Tap Request Information
    document _recordid 23

Water Master Plan1 document

  • Water Master Plan Report June 2021.pdf
    document _recordid 1401
Sewer Backup Prevention

A sewer backup issue in your home can lead to serious consequences—including clogged pipes, contaminated water, fire hazards and property damage caused by sewage buildup or mold
accumulation. The most common cause of a backup in your sewer lateral (the pipe that runs from your area’s sanitary sewer main to your home) is from items that the line is not meant to handle.

With this in mind, here are a few tips for protecting your sewer line and preventing backups.

General Best Practices

  • Maintain your sewer system. Contact a plumber or specialist to conduct a routine inspection to check that your system is functioning properly.
  • Locate your property’s sewer lateral to help determine if your line is at risk of being damaged by tree and shrub roots. If so, seek professional help to trim these roots or replace your line with a plastic pipe.
  • Do not allow the following items to go down your kitchen sink (instead, dispose of them in your garbage can):
    • Grease and fats—These items solidify as they cool, which can quickly result in clogged pipes.
    • Oils—Regardless of the type you use, continuously rinsing oil down the drain can cause buildup in your pipes.
  • As a general rule, only flush toilet paper down your drain. Most other products are not designed to deteriorate quickly and can clog your sewer line.

Do You Have Water in Your Basement?

Most water entering the basement is not due to a sewer backup, but rather from poor soil grading around your home’s exterior. If you have a water problem and have ruled out sewer backup, making sure that water is draining away from your home’s foundation properly can often fix the issue.

Check Your Coverage

Many homeowners mistakenly assume that a sewer backup incident will be covered by their homeowners insurance policy, but standard homeowners policies typically exclude such losses.

Welcome to Gunnison

Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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