Town of Clarkstown

Sanitary Sewer Emergencies

Sanitary Sewers Emergencies

The Department of Engineering and Facilities Management is responsible for the maintenance and operation of over 270 miles of sanitary sewer lines, 3,000 sewer manholes and 19 pump stations throughout the Town.

Typically, the Town owns and is responsible for the maintenance of sewer mains and manholes within the roadway, as well as the portion of the lateral sewer connection extending from the sewer main in the street to the edge of the road right-of-way. The remaining portion of the sewer house connection from the right-of-way to the house is privately owned, and maintenance is the responsibility of the homeowner.

If you would like to report a sewer emergency involving the Town’s sewer system, including a sewage back-up into your home, an overflowing sanitary sewer manhole, or a strong sewer odor, please contact the Department of Environmental Control at 639-2111 during normal business hours. During non-working hours, please contact the Clarkstown Police Department at 639-5800 and a crew will be dispatched to investigate your complaint.