What should I do if my sewer "backs-up"?

If you experience a back-up of sewage into your basement, your first step should be to stop using water and then immediately contact the Water & Wastewater Utility at 262-375-5330. Utility personnel are available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. If you experience a problem after normal hours, on weekends, or on holidays, you should call the Grafton Police Department directly at 262-375-5320. The police dispatcher will contact the appropriate Utility operator to respond.

Utility personnel will typically determine the general location of the problem and what corrective efforts are required. If a sewer obstruction is identified as being in the street/public sewer main, the Utility will quickly correct the situation. If the sewer obstruction is identified to be between the home and the sewer main connection, the customer or property owner will be advised of his/her responsibility for this matter. In this case it typically involves a need for sewer lateral maintenance or repair.

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1. Water and Wastewater Emergency Contact Information
2. How do I get help from the Water & Wastewater Utility after hours, on weekends, or on holidays?
3. I recently moved in/out of the Village of Grafton. How do I update my Water & Wastewater Utility account?
4. There was a water main break near my house recently. What do I do if I'm experiencing unusual water system issues?
5. What should I do if my sewer "backs-up"?
6. If my water becomes discolored, what can I do about it?
7. How does one check for water leaks in the house?
8. When are Water & Wastewater services billed?
9. What options are available for payment of Utility bills?
10. Where can I pay my water bill?
11. What are the ‘flat charges’ on my water bill?
12. What is the typical water bill for Village of Grafton residents?
13. Why is my drinking water cloudy at times?
14. What is the hardness level of Grafton’s water, and do I need a water softener?
15. How do I know my water is safe to drink?
16. How do my water & sewer rates compare with other Wisconsin communities?
17. Does Grafton have any summer sprinkling restrictions?
18. What is the oily film in my water when I make coffee?