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The Town of Brighton Sewer District would like to remind residents during this time of Covid-19 to only dispose of human waste and toilet paper down the sanitary sewers.
PLEASE do not dispose of “flush-able wipes”, sanitizing wipes, baby wipes, gloves, paper towels, rags or grease of any kind. This WILL clog the system and WILL cause a backup in your home and surrounding homes.
With the CDC being unsure of how long the COVID-19 virus stays in human feces we want to be sure to protect our employees and the health of your family. Please remember if you get a backup in your home from the sanitary sewers it may not be coming from just your home, it could be from your neighborhood homes also.
It is imperative that everyone follows these guidelines to keep our system running and our community safe!
Permits can be obtained online. This permit is ONLY for work being done to any sewer system outside of the structure.
You must send all completed forms and information:
Completed Sewer Permit Form (PDF)
Proof of insurance
Sketch of proposed work
See fee chart here. Fees will vary depending on the scope of work and number of inspections required, call for quote.
Check or Credit card
Permits must be approved prior to starting the work or the fee will be doubled.
All pipes and connections must be inspected prior to back filling the trench.
Inspections must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
Repairs done on the weekends or at night must still be inspected by calling the emergency number and permit must be obtained the following business day.
Water in Your Basement?
Call us first at 784-5280, 24 hours a day.
The Sewer Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all 150 miles of public sanitary sewer mains and manholes. The service lines from houses and businesses to the main, including the connection at the main, are the responsibility of the property owners. The purpose of the Brighton Sewer Department is to ensure the efficient and sanitary movement of waste water to the Monroe County Treatment Facility.
We are responsible for the cleaning, construction, maintenance and transportation of sewage to the Monroe County Treatment Plant including 3 sanitary sewer pump stations. The Brighton Sewer District consists of 7 full time employees.
The Sewer Department is NOT responsible for maintaining sewer laterals. The owners are responsible for the lateral from the building to the main, which would include the removal of roots, grass, grease, or other blockages. Though the responsibility of the Town is limited to the sewer mains, the Sewer Department will attempt to remove blockages in the SANITARY lateral on an EMERGENCY basis.
Call us at 784-5280, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To help prevent backups see What To Flush?
See the Emergency Response Policy here.
Sewer Use Information
The Town of Brighton recently purchased new flow monitoring devices to assess our system flows. These monitors track flows in main gravity sewers and our pump stations. The data gathered will be used for future studies related to; capacity management, future development, infiltration, inflow, and necessary improvements to the sanitary sewer systems.