Experiencing Sewer Problems?

Residents experiencing slow drains, sewers, and/or sewer backups are encouraged to call City Hall at 848-4103, or on weekends and after office hours at 848-7603, as soon as possible.

A random blockage in the City’s main may be creating the problem. Public Works will check the main and clean any blockages in the main.

Blockages located in the home sewer system are the responsibility of the homeowner.

Ely has a scheduled inspection and maintenance program.

Please be aware that, according to case law, municipalities cannot be held responsible for any damage resulting from sewer back-ups if they maintain an inspection and maintenance program.