The City of Sully has contracted with Central Iowa Televising to perform preventative maintenance by cleaning the sanitary sewer lines beginning Monday, June 5, 2017 through Friday, June 23.  This will improve the sewer’s performance and help identify areas of concern.
 
The cleaning process causes a vacuum in the sewer.  This will not affect most homes, but some homes may be affected that have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents.  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.  It is recommended that you shut the water valve off to your toilets, put the toilet seats down and cover floor drains with car mats.  This will minimize any possible splashing of the P-trap water in homes that are poorly vented.  Thank you for your help and cooperation.