Sanitary and Storm Sewer Maintenance

Posted: April 24, 2020

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Sanitary and Storm Sewer Maintenance
April 27th to 30th

The District of Tofino has contracted Pipe Eye Video Inspections and Services Ltd. to clean and video inspect the underground sewer lines in the District of Tofino between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday through Thursday, April 27th to 30th.

The work will not affect the majority of homeowners or cause any disruption to service but there is a small chance that small spills, noise and odours may result. Access to manholes in parking areas, driveways and other areas may be required to complete the inspection.

Process: The sewer cleaning process uses a high-pressure jet to scour the pipe. When the jet passes by your home’s connection to the sewer, it creates a pressure wave. This pressure wave has the ability to move water and air held inside your plumbing and U-shaped traps and this includes your toilets, showers, sinks and floor drains.

Additional Owner/Resident Instructions

 As a precaution we advise you to:

  • Keep your toilet lids closed during times when they are not being used
  • Flush the toilet after each use
  • Ensure all rarely used plumbing fixtures are run beforehand to prevent any odours entering your home.
  • Please accept our apologies in the unlikely event that water appears to be spilled around your toilet or floor drain, as we perform this important sewer maintenance work. This water can simply be wiped up - it was just the water that was stored in the trap.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact call Phil Corless, Foreman Public Works at 250-726-5251.


Fraser Work
Director of Infrastructure and Public Works
District of Tofino