Is the City of Midland responsible for sewer repairs from my house or building?
No. The homeowner is responsible for any sewer problems in the sanitary sewer system from inside the home to the point at which the sewer pipe joins the City's portion of the system, which is typically found in the street in front of a home or building or in the out lawn area. The City is responsible for the collection system that runs throughout the city. The City's portion of the collection system is comprised of pipes that are called "mains". These mains can be up to 48 inches in diameter. In contrast, some home or building pipes (also called laterals) are either 4 or 6 inches in diameter.

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1. How do I report a suspected leak or emergency situation?
2. My sewer is backed up. Can someone from the City of Midland Wastewater Department come and fix it?
3. Is the City of Midland responsible for sewer repairs from my house or building?
4. Can you recommend a sewer cleaner or plumber to help me?
5. What causes my sewer to backup?
6. How can I prevent and/or solve sewer backup problems?
7. For what other types of situations would I contact the City of Midland Wastewater Treatment Plant?
8. Does the City have a recreational vehicle (RV) waste disposal site?
9. Is domestic septage from licensed commercial haulers accepted at the plant?
10. Can I pay my water / sewer bill over the Internet?