Sewer Jetting

To keep our sewer lines clean, the Department of Public Works Sewer Division routinely conducts Sewer Jetting on all lines throughout Madison. This routine service in Madison has been occurring for over 35 years. We appreciate your continued cooperation as we maintain our critical infrastructure. 

What is Sewer Jetting? 

High-pressure water jetting, also referred to as "hydro-jetting" and "jetting", is a non-invasive process that forces water through a series of flexible hoses into sewer lines. The high pressure jetting can break up and flush out deposits that are blocking the sewer lines like sediment, grease, hair, mineral build-up, tree roots and debris. This process allows us to keep our sewer infrastructure clear and working properly. 

Will this cause a mess in my residence?

With high pressure water being forced through a series of sewer lines, some smaller than others, backpressure created by this process may come up toilets, bathtub drains, and basement floor drains, causing small messes and inconveniences. To reduce the potential for messes, we encourage all residents to ensure their toilet seats and covers are down and drains are closed when jetting is scheduled to take place in your neighborhood.  As jetting is taking place, gurgling within your toilets can occur - this is normal and should not cause any concern. 

As mentioned above, this routine servicing of the lines has occurred for over 35 years. Although the probability of a mess occurring in your residence is low, we do encourage you to follow the recommendations above to eliminate the possibility for any issues. 

Sewer Jetting will begin on Monday, September 26 and last approx. 4 weeks, weather permitting.


Jetting will occur on the following roadways. In the event of a clog or obstruction, additional jetting in the surrounding area may occur. 

Week 1 (October 3)
Week 2 (October 17)
  • Delbarton Drive
  • Fletcher Place
  • Durwood Place
  • Pine Tree Terrace
  • Brooklake Road
  • Niles Avenue
  • Dwyer Street
  • John Avenue
  • Station Road
  • Dean Street
  • Trail Place
  • Spring Garden Drive
  • Toothe Place
  • Ashland Road
  • Ridgedale Avenue (Burnet Road to Central Avenue)
  • Fairview Avenue 
  • Rosedale Avenue (Greenwood Avenue to Sherwood Avenue)
  • Hoyt Street
  • Westerly Avenue 
  • Lorraine Road
  • Hunter Drive
  • Overhill Drive
  • John Marshall Lane
  • West End Avenue
  • Broadway
  • Surrey Lane
  • Leigh Drive
  • Seven Oaks Circle
Week 2 (October 17)
Week 3 (October 24)
  • Greenwood Avenue (Valevue Road to Fairview Avenue)
  • Valevue Road
  • Tracy Lane
  • Longview Avenue
  • Knollwood Avenue
  • Valley Road
  • Hamilton Street
  • Grove Street
  • Lewis Drive
  • Brittin Street (Greenwood Avenue to Rosedale Avenue)
  • Alexander Avenue
  • Highland Avenue 
  • Lee Avenue
  • Sherwood Avenue
  • Hillview Avenue
  • Rosedale Avenue
  • Parkside Avenue
  • Court Place
  • Ridgedale Avenue (Park Avenue to Burnet Road)
  • Cook Avenue
  • Community Place
  • Central Avenue (Main Street to Fairview Avenue)
  • Greenwood Avenue (Main Street to Valevue Road)
  • Elmer Street
  • Chapel Street
  • Walnut Street
  • Dehart Place
  • Cedar Street
  • Brittin Street (Central Avenue to Greenwood Avenue)
  • Howell Street
  • Locust Street
  • Serpico Way
  • Bardon Street


This page will be updated as necessary. If your street is NOT seen above, there is no need to contact us to find out when/if it has been cleaned.