Sewer Cleaning Inspection

Sewer structures (i.e., catch basins) full of dirt or debris, or sewer structures that are not draining properly, can be reported for cleaning. Pertinent information to report includes the approximate address and the location (i.e., near the curb, in the street, or in the alley) of the structure.

Cleaning of catch basins on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.

The Department of Water Management follows a cleaning and maintenance schedule for all sewer structures in the City of Chicago.

Service Facts

Department Main Office

Water Management
  • Phone: 312.744.4420
    Toll Free:
    Fax: 312.744.7119
  • 1000 East Ohio Street
    Chicago, IL 60611   
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  • Leadership
    Andrea R.H. Cheng, Ph.D., P.E.
    Commissioner of Water Management

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