What do the green paint marks mean?
Green paint is the color designated for sewer lines by the Ohio Utilities Protection Service or OUPS. Whenever any one is going to do utility work that requires digging into the ground (gas or water lines, light poles, electric, telephone, or cable lines, etc.) they must call OUPS two days in advance and a representative from the utility company will go to the proposed site and mark any utility they have underground with their designated color. This is done to prevent damage to their utilities that may be in the way of the work to be performed.

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1. Do the sanitary and storm system work together?
2. Do I have to be home when they clean the sanitary main?
3. What do the green paint marks mean?
4. How does grease get into the main?
5. How often should I have my house lateral cleaned for roots?
6. Why do I get an odor in my basement?
7. Is my house lateral hooked to the catch basin?
8. What are the procedures for a broken house lateral?
9. What is Montgomery County Sewer Maintenance number?
10. Who do I call about the animals in the catch basin?
11. How much does it cost for a sewer tap?
12. Why does my basement flood when it rains heavy?
13. Can I use Pine-Sol or is your disinfect better?
14. Will sewer odor hurt me?
15. Who is responsible for the sewer lateral?
16. How long will it take the sewer maintenance crew to get here?
17. Why is my toilet gurgling?
18. Would you locate my sanitary main?
19. Would you come out and locate my house lateral?
20. Who do I need to talk to about getting a catch basin put in front of my house?
21. Why did water splash out of my toilet?
22. Will I be charged to have a catch basin cleaned?
23. Will I be charged for a broken catch basin in front of my house?
24. Why am I paying a Storm Water fee? I don't have a storm sewer.