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Contact the Wastewater Department at 931-553-2424 to schedule a dye test. (Dye tests are provided free of charge.)
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Check to see if any of your drains have a dry trap. All household drains are equipped with an “S” shaped trap which provides a water seal to keep out sewer gases. If the drain is not frequently used it could be dry due to evaporation. You may also have a loose fitting, break or hole in the vent pipe, items easily fixed with the aid of a plumber.
If you detect sewer odors outside of the home please call the Wastewater Division at 931-553-2424 and they will investigate the odor complaint.
Under the Utility District Law of 1937, Tennessee, Ann. §§ 7-82-101, a utility company may charge a utility fee when it makes sewer service available even when the property owner has not connected to the sewer.
In order for sewer to become available to a development, several things must occur.
However, the time frame from design to installation and completion can take up to 2 to 5 years. Therefore, if you are currently experiencing septic problems, temporary repairs may be necessary.
Contact the Engineering Department at 931-645-7418.