What is the difference between a sanitary sewer and a storm sewer?

Sanitary Sewers are sewers that take waste from your home such as toilets, showers, bathtubs, sinks, and laundry machines which goes to the Town's wastewater treatment plant and gets processed before it goes into Lake Ontario. If you have a sanitary sewer issue, call 585-265-0505. 

Storm Sewers carry rainwater from your gutters, driveways, and sump pumps straight to Lake Ontario with no treatment process. If you have a storm sewer issue, call 585-872-1443.

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1. How are sewers placed in the town?
2. Where is my sewer lateral?
3. What should I do if my sewer is plugged?
4. What causes sewer odors in the house?
5. What is the purpose of a vapor trap?
6. What is the purpose of the roof vent?
7. What causes blockages to occur?
8. Whom do I call if I have a sewer problem?
9. Is my home or property connected to the Town's sanitary sewer system?
10. What is the difference between a sanitary sewer and a storm sewer?