Public Works

Know the Flow with Hydro

Hydro is an expert on water flow – specifically where water goes when it rains, how you can help keep our streams and rivers clean and safe, what happens when you flush your toilet or wash something down your drain, and how the City of Cedar Rapids handles stormwater and wastewater that enters our sewer systems. Take time to view the short videos below and click the accompanying links to learn more about various topics that impact you, your family and your city. If you have any questions, please contact our Public Works Sewer Division at 319-286-5815 or

What’s an Easement

Simply put, easements permit the holder to use a person’s land. There are several different types of easements. Watch this video to learn more about easements and determine if you have an easement on your property.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Storm sewer drains transport stormwater runoff directly to our rivers, streams and lakes. Watch this video to learn a little more about how you can help prevent stormwater pollution.

What not to Flush

Watch this video to learn a little more about what should and shouldn't be flushed down your toilet. Just follow Hydro's simple advice to experience fewer clogs, backups and sewer issues in your home.

Stormwater Inlet Safety

Let Hydro give you all the information you need to know about inlets, their maintenance and the safety precautions you should take around stormwater inlets.

What's a Cross Connection & Why Are They a Problem

Cross connections happen when two systems are connected that shouldn’t be. For instance, a sump pump line that connects directly to the sanitary sewer line. Learn what other improper cross connections may exist at your property and how to fix them.

© 2024  Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 101 First Street SE

Powered By Revize Login