Reporting Main Breaks and Clogs
You can report water main breaks & clogs 24 hours a day, including holidays. Do not use email to report emergencies.
Do not assume your neighbor will make the call. The Water Department would rather receive multiple reports about a suspected problem than no calls at all.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Including Holidays and Weekends
Water Main Breaks
Signs of a broken water main are water running down the street and buckled pavement. Main breaks may leave specific areas without water. Based on the size of the main pipeline break and the time required to locate and mark other buried utilities, resident may experience water outages as crews repair breaks and restore water service.
Listed below are all the steps involved in the actual repair of a main break.
Procedures to Repair Main Breaks
Sewer backups and overflows are frequently caused by fats, oils and grease being placed into the sewer system. These items are lighter than water and they tend to accumulate in the sewer pipes, very similar to how cholesterol builds up in the body's blood stream and arteries until a blockage occurs. The backups could result in damage to your property or it could overflow into the storm drain causing environmental damage to rivers and streams.
If your sewer backs up, please contact the Lake Worth Water Department immediately at the number above. A crew can make sure the blockage is not in the city-owned portion of the pipe before you incur the expense of a private plumber.
It is also a good idea for all property owners and tenants to become familiar with the general layout of their plumbing system, especially the location of their sewer "clean-out" outlet. The outlet cover is usually located in the yard and allows easy access to the more distant stretches of the private sewer line so blockages may be removed. A plumber can help locate sewer clean outs.
The label might say “flushable,” but disposable wipes and other products are clogging our sewer lines and damaging pumps and other equipment.
Lake Worth City Hall
3805 Adam Grubb
Lake Worth, TX 76135
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday
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