Sewer Maintenance

In the case of a sewer line problem, Sterling’s residents may contact the City of Sterling Public Works Department.  Sterling’s staff can check main sewer lines for any problems before you need to contact your plumber.  However, residents are responsible for their own service lines up until the main line.  The Sterling Public Work crews inspect lines, clean lines, rebuild catch basins, and maintain detention ponds and culverts.  For after hour emergencies please call 815-632-6640.

As a responsible citizen, please keep storm sewers working in good condition by not blowing grass or leaves into the streets.  This act is subject to a fine.  Clogged catch basins and storm sewers can contribute greatly towards flash flooding in heavy storms.  It is also important to refrain from pouring anything harmful down storm drains.  These drains lead directly back to the Rock River and can this act can have harmful effects on the river, fish, and the rest of the environment.