any time, day or night when a sewer backup occurs at your home or
business your first call should be to the Borough. As part of your sewer
maintenance fee, the Public Works Department will plunge the sewer trap
located near your home/business in an effort to remove the clog, which
possibly will negate the need to hire a plumber. During normal business
hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, contact Borough Hall at
610-374-8273, ext. 221. Outside of normal business hours contact the
non-emergency Police line at 610-373-0111 to dispatch a member of the
Public Works Department to your location.
The Borough maintains the sewer system from the curb to the main. The trap into the house is the property owners responsibility. Sewer blockages from the house to the curb are the homeowner's responsibility. It is very important not to flush anything other than toilet paper. Small toys, articles of clothing, feminine items, etc. usually result in sewer blockages.