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Basic Plumbing
Basic Plumbing
Wastewater flows through small lines on your property to the larger, city lines in the street. From there the sewage travels by gravity to a wastewater treatment facility. The stream is constant, with peaks in the morning and evening. Each day millions of gallons of wastewater safely reaches Trinity River Authority’s treatment facilities to be reclaimed and returned to the environment. The City of DeSoto purchases wastewater collection and wastewater treatment services from Trinity River Authority.

Unfortunately, a blockage in the sewer line can interfere with this normally quiet, out-of-sight process. A blockage in the sewer line can cause a back-up through floor drains and toilets at the lowest point in your home or business. The overflow will continue until the blockage is removed or until sewage is no longer entering the line.

The City of DeSoto Sewer Maintenance Department combines educational efforts with regular maintenance and investigative practices to prevent blockages. Customer information in the bills, and public presentations, help our customers understand what can safely be disposed of down the drain. The Capital Improvement Plan identifies problem areas, schedules immediate and long range repairs, and manages rehabilitation programs on over 260 miles of the City of DeSoto sewer lines.