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Public Works

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

24 Hour Response
(319) 286-5815
(Answering service after 3:30 for emergencies only)

FAX NUMBER:  (319) 540-8063

EMAIL:  sewer@cedar-rapids.org


Sewer Maintenance is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s sanitary and storm sewer systems.  This infrastructure is critical for the protection of public health and the environment and is required to meet Federal regulatory requirements. The Sewer Division oversees 667 miles of sanitary sewer main, 521 miles of stormwater mains, nearly 15,000 manholes, 100 public detention basins, 20,000 storm structures, and inspects private stormwater facilities and developments for required stormwater management practices to keep Cedar Rapids’ natural waters clean.

Sanitary Sewer Backups
What steps to follow if your sanitary sewer backs up.

Sanitary Collection System
An overview of the Cedar Rapids sanitary sewer collection system.

Sanitary Sewer Master Plan
On November 1, 2016, the City Council adopted an update to the Sanitary Sewer Master Plan.

Policies & Procedures
Sanitary Sewer Maintenance policies and procedures.
     Application for Utility Service

Frequently Asked Questions
Sewer-specific FAQs.

Stormwater Program
The stormwater system conveys water directly to our streams & river.

Stormwater Master Plan
On November 1, 2016, the City Council adopted a new Stormwater Master Plan.

Know the Flow with Hydro
These short videos provide overviews of common sewer and stormwater issues and explain how the public can help keep our sewer system working properly.

Post-Boring Televising Requirement Information
     Boring Information PDF

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