Lateral drainage problems are commonly caused by obstruction or blockage in the lateral connecting your home or business to the system. You can minimize such problems by being careful of what you dispose of in your drains and garbage disposals and what you flush down the toilet. Fats, oils and grease can clog laterals and eventually obstruct your lateral.
Also, occasionally system blockage may occur. If you are experiencing a sewer stoppage please reach out to the City Utility Department at 850-638-6094 prior to contacting a plumber. City staff will respond to determine if the stoppage may be located on the City owned portion of the utility connection.
If so, the City will eliminate the stoppage. If the stoppage is located on private property the owner should then contact a local plumber for service. For after business hours stoppages please call (850)260-5412.