Maplewood provides sanitary sewer service to most Maplewood residents, as well as some homes in neighboring communities.
The Utility Division maintains these sanitary sewer lines which discharge into the regional waste treatment system managed by the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES).
They also are responsible for the lift stations that pump the sewage to the MCES system for treatment. Properties not on sewer lines utilize private on-site septic systems.
The Utility crew also televises sections of line each year. If, during televising, tree roots are observed protruding from the private sewer line of a residence into the main, the homeowner is notified by post card of this.
The owner has an option to have his line cleaned by a private contractor to ascertain whether there is any blockage.