The Water and Wastewater Operations Division is responsible for the operation, repair and maintenance of all water and wastewater lines, valves, fire hydrants, and lift stations. The Operations Division performs daily sampling required by the State of Texas to maintain a superior water quality rating for the citizens of Manvel.
As a resident of Manvel, there are many ways you can help the City to maintain an optimal system.
One of the main culprits of sewer line blockages is FOG (fats, oils, and grease). The City of Manvel has put together an information flyer to help educate you on FOG and to show you ways that you can help to reduce FOG in the City's system. Click here to view the City of Manvel FOG flyer
Wipes Clog Pipes Flushable wipes are becoming a big problem for pipes. Many manufacturers claim wipes can be flushed, but these stronger wipes don't break down quickly. Flushed wipes congeal with FOG which can build up in pipes and cause clogs. Please dispose of wipes, cleaning cloths, paper towels, and personal care items in the trash. Only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet.
Leave Manholes Covered! Manholes are covered for the protection of our sewer system and our citizens. Please do not tamper with or remove manhole covers.
Check Your Clean-Outs Clean-outs for your home's service lines are located near the front of your home. Note the location of the two white pipes in the photo. If you need to call a plumber for possible sewer problems, please make sure your clean-outs are visible and accessible.