The City of Hiawatha will begin a sewer inspection and cleaning project to evaluate a portion of the sanitary sewer system. This project is part of an ongoing effort to maintain the aging sewer infrastructure within the City and to identify potential sources of groundwater entering the system. The City has retained the services of Visu-Sewer, Inc. to complete the fieldwork on this project. You might notice their light blue trucks throughout your neighborhood in the coming weeks.


The sewer cleaning equipment utilizes water pressure to pull the dirt and debris from sewer mains to existing manholes in the street. The work Visu-Sewer will be doing is within the street right-a-way and should only take a few hours per block. While they are working, you may hear gurgling sounds from your toilets or floor drains, this is normal. However, on homes which have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents, there is a possibility that toilets and/or floor drains may bubble and slash water. Thus, as a precaution, please take time to close all toilet lids and cover floor drains to minimize risk to your home.


Project Location:         I-380 East to C-Ave and North to Northwood Dr and all streets in between


Project Start Date:      Week of September 14th, 2020

Project End Date:        October 23rd, 2019


Your patience and cooperation with this project is much appreciated. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the following parties:


  • Hiawatha Public Works Department



  • Visu-Sewer



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