City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Sewer Maintenance

The City of St. Paul Park Public Works Department provides for the operation, maintenance treatment of wastewater to an environmentally safe level for returning the water back to ecological system.

St. Paul Park has 19 miles of sanitary sewer mains.  Each year about one-half of the City's sanitary sewer mains are inspected and cleaned.  Mains requiring a higher level of maintenance are cleaned annually or semi-annually.  This routine maintenance helps to prevent blockages and sewer backups.

As a resident, you can play a key role in preventing sanitary sewer backups.

To help prevent backups, please dispose of the following items properly, not by dumping in a drain or flushing down the toilet:

  • Rubber or plastic gloves
  • Diapers
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Rags or shop towels
  • Garage waste products such as oil, grease, gasoline, antifreeze
  • Household waste such as ashes, grease, corrosives, glass, metals, paint, poisons, or solvents
  • Yard waste such as sand, soil or mud

Sanitary Sewer Problems

If you experience problems with the sanitary sewer system--the system that conveys waste water from homes and businesses--report them immediately to the Public Works Department at(651) 459-3730during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  All other times call the Washington County Dispatcher at (651) 439-9381 to report problems. 

Business Hours:  (651) 459-3730 

After Hours:  (651) 439-9381

Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Policy

Procedures identified in the sanitary sewer maintenance policy are intended to maintain the City's sanitary sewer system to prevent sewer backups and to extend the life of the system. 

City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071