Flushing disposable wipes, diapers, feminine products and paper towels plug sewer lines.
Cleaning wipes, sanitary wipes, paper towels and feminine products are designed to function when wet. These products don’t break down in sewers and consequently can plug sewer service lines, mains and the pumps at the Township sewer pumping stations.
Avoid sewer backups and pumping station backups by throwing these items in the trash. Do not flush them down the toilet.
Township of Berlin cannot maintain sewer laterals extending from your home to the sewer main in the street. Therefore, if you experience a sewer back-up in your lateral, you may either call a licensed plumber or sewer a cleaning service.
If it is determined by the licensed plumber or sewer cleaning company that the sewer main is blocked and causing your lateral to back-up, please contact the Public Works Department at (856) 767-5052 between the hours of 7:00am– 3:00pm or after hours at (856) 873-2799 and we will clear the sewer main blockage free of charge.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at (856) 767-5052 during regular business hours 7:00am – 3:00pm