Pain in the Drain | The Problem

There are simply some things that don't belong in the drain! Our communities build and maintain thousands of miles of wastewater pipelines that collect sewer from homes, schools, churches and businesses throughout Clark County.

Unfortunately, we also collect a lot more than what's intended to go into a sewer. Fat, oil, grease and grit make their way into the lines, clump together, and harden to form blockages in the lines. These blockages can occur anywhere from the pipes below your sinks and toilets to the lines in your front yard or the street.

When clogs occur, they make a real mess! Lines must be inspected to locate the blockage, cleaned out or dug up and replaced. All of this is very time-consuming and expensive for you and for us.

Don't Drain Grease in Sink   Use Trash Bin

Simple steps like disposing of fat, oil, grease, and grit in the garbage instead of the drain can help significantly!