Water & Sewer Emergencies

If you have a problem with your sewer line or if you notice unusual water running down the street which could be a water main break, call Public Works at 651-714-3720 between the hours of 7 am and 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday. During other times, emergencies can be reported by calling the Washington County Sheriff's office at 651-439-9381. The Sheriff's Department will contact one of the city's public works employees to resolve the problem.

Liability for Repairs

Sec. 23-29. - Liability for repairs.

  • After the initial connection has been made to the water curb box stop, the applicant, owner or the occupant or user of such premises shall be liable for all repairs required to the water line from the residence to, but not including the corporation cock, including any necessary repairs to the curb box stop and any necessary street repairs. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant, owner, occupant or user to maintain the curb box stop at such height as will insure that it remains at the finished grade of the land.
  • After the initial connection has been made to the sewer lead, the applicant, owner, occupant or user of such premises shall be liable for all repairs required to the sanitary sewer line from the residence to, but not including the sanitary sewer wye, including any necessary street repairs.

(Code 1985, § 1111.06)