Pagosa Area Water & Sanitation District has contracted with Pagosa Rooter to perform preventative maintenance and cleaning of the sanitary sewer mains. This will improve the sewer’s performance and significantly reduce the chance for future sewer backups and related problems.

The cleaning process causes a vacuum in the sewer. This will not affect all homes, but some homes may be affected that have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you put the toilet seat(s) down and cover floor drains on the days that the sewer cleaning takes place.
This will minimize any possible splashing of water from the P-trap, in homes that are poorly vented. The vacuum may cause “P-traps” (the little S shaped bend in the pipe under sinks and drains) to be sucked dry. Should you notice a sewer smell resulting from this, run a little water in your drains to refill the P-traps. Please take these precautions when you see the Pagosa Rooter truck in your neighborhood.

Thank you for your help and cooperation. You may call us at 970.731.2691, if you have any questions.