If your home or business is experiencing a sewer backup, call the Public Services Department immediately, before you call a plumber! The problem could be with the City's main. Call 719-685-2558 during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday) or 719-390-5555 during non-business hours and on holidays.
Residents of Manitou Springs are connected to the City of Manitou Springs’ sewer system. Public Services’ Sewer Division maintains the City’s sewer mains. Residents and business owners are responsible for maintenance of their private sewer service lines from the sewer main to the building structure. North Dakota State University (NDSU) created a brochure with a number of options to prevent sewer backflow into structures. We encourage all residents to read NDSU's brochure (PDF).
Sewer & Water Upgrades
In mid-2009, Manitou Springs received federal funding through the ARRA and other sources to upgrade over 4.5 miles of waterline piping and 3 1/3 miles of wastewater piping. This is the largest utility upgrade in the history of Manitou. The project began in September of 2009 and was completed in September 2011.