Sewer stoppages on private property are the responsibility of the property owner or property tenant. State law prohibits the City of Red Oak from expending public funding for repairs on private property. It is also an established policy of the city not to be in direct competition with private enterprise.
The City of Red Oak is responsible for maintaining the sewer mains located in public right-of-way and public utility easements. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of all service lines which extend from the City mains to the residence or business.
Fats, oils and grease, known collectively as FOG, represent the most serious enemy of our sewer lines. When FOG is dumped down the drain, it forms large, thick grease balls that clog pipes. ... Preventing sewer backups from FOG blockages also saves money.
Oil and Grease Pollution prevention focuses on the elimination or reduction of waste before it is generated through changes in production, operation and raw material use.
Learn more about the City of Red Oak's sewer rate structure and view current and past rate schedules here.
Do you have questions about the Red Oak sewer system? Are you interested in how to dispose of grease or what FOG materials are? Please let us know if you have a question or concern here.