City of Lakeport, California

Frequently Asked Questions for Residents

What do I do if my sewer is backing up?

  • If you notice your sewer backing up or draining slowly throughout your home or office, call the City at 263-3578 to request a technician to come out and see if the problem is past the property line. Note: If you are only having problems with a portion of your facility, the problem is most likely in your plumbing; please call a plumber.
  • If your sewer is completely plugged throughout your home or office:
    • Do not use any water within your facility that will go into a drain. Adding water to a sink drain can cause water to overflow from a toilet or bathtub.
    • Call the City to report the problem at 263-3578. If there is damage to your structure, please inform the person you call and who arrives.
    • If a spill occurs it will typically happen at the lowest point of the home or office. This low point is typically a shower/tub drain, or toilet. Use towels to try and contain the water from spreading.

More Resident FAQs:

How can I shut the water off to my house?

How do I get my sewer lateral certified?

How much does the City charge to rent the Gazebo?

I have low water pressure, or no water?

I heard that you are not allowed to have alcohol in Library Park. Is that true?

Is there an official list of addresses in the City Limits?

What are the Finance Department hours?

What do I do if my sewer is backing up?

What is the cost to rent the Westside Community Park Soccer Field?

What type of work requires a building permit?

What workers compensation insurance requirements do I need to be aware of as a contractor, or when hiring a contractor?

When is your billing period?

Where does wastewater go?

Where is my water meter and how can I read it?

Who can obtain a building permit?

Why do I have a late fee on my utility bill?

Why is my water bill so high?

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