Sewer Lines

Roll of the Department

The City of Belleville owns and operates nearly 300 miles of sewer lines. The Sewer Lines Department provides maintenance and service to all City of Belleville owned sewer lines. Many of these lines are in the streets or easements in subdivisions.

Contacting the Department

If problems develop with your sewer, please call 618-233-7146 between 7 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sewer crew can be paged after hours, on weekends, and holidays at 618-234-1212. Someone will be dispatched to check out the complaint.

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Contact the Department For:

  • Broken Lines
  • Cave In on the Street
  • Manhole Cover 
    • Broken
    • Missing
    • Noisy / Uneven
  • Overflowing Manhole
  • Sewer Odor or Stoppage

When contacting the department, please provide your name, phone number, and address, as well as the closest cross street(s) near the area of concern.

Sewer Backups: What Every Homeowner Should Know

Sewer backups are a problem that every city and its residents face. The Sewer Lines Department provides information about common backup problems, including the steps to follow if you experience a sewer backup and the responsibilities for clean-up and damages in its guide called Sewer Backups - What Every Homeowner Should Know.