The City of Hopkins has a sanitary sewer-cleaning program that includes cleaning the sanitary sewers on a three-year revolving schedule.
2019 Cleaning Area
The 2019 cleaning area is located east of Shady Oak Road to 5th Avenue N, between Highway 7 and Excelsior Boulevard.
Looking down into Hopkins Lift Station Number 6
What to Expect if You Live in the Cleaning Area
A sanitary sewer jet-cleaning machine uses high-pressure water to clean the sanitary sewer. This high water pressure may affect your home's sanitary sewer plumbing. You may experience gurgling or bubbling water in the toilet bowl or you may smell sewer gas from your basement floor drains.
If this does occur, flush your toilet and pour water into your floor drains. This does not damage your sewer system. The water that comes out is the water that is normally in the home's system (drain traps), not the water from the sanitary sewer in the street.
Problems with Your Sanitary Sewer
If you experience any problems with your sanitary sewer, please call the City before hiring a private sewer repair company. The City will come out and check the sanitary sewer in the street and determine the location of the obstruction in the sanitary sewer.
If the problem is in our system, we will correct it as soon as we can and restore the proper operation of the sanitary sewer. Please contact Public Works at 952-939-1382 between 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday. For emergency situations after normal working hours or on weekends and holidays, call the Police Department at 952-258-5321.