Sewer Main Flushing

If your P-trap has been drained, simply pour water down your drain to refil it. This will stop the smell.

The Town flushes all of the sewer mains in Town on a rotating basis to ensure that they remain clear of obstructions and that they are operating properly. Our contractor will be flushing the mains in the areas that are highlighted in red. Flushing mains should cause no large issues for anyone, but it does have the potential to cause bubbling in toilets and it can drain the water out of the p-traps in your sink, shower, and floor drains.

If you notice an unpleasant smell in your house, it is likely because your p-trap has been drained. The solution to this is very simple: pour some water down the drain to refill the trap.