Report Sanitary Sewer Backup or Stoppage

If you suspect a sanitary sewer line or drain stoppage, or you are experiencing sanitary sewer backup or overflow, contact the Spotsylvania County Utilities department immediately. Be sure to contact Spotsylvania County Utilities first. A qualified technician will be dispatched to help you evaluate the problem. 

  • Weekdays (excluding holidays) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 540-507-7300, Option 2
  • After-hours/weekends/holidays: call 540-507-7340 or call 540-507-7350

What to Do

If you are experiencing a sanitary sewage stoppage, sanitary sewer backup or overflow, do not run any water or chemical agents down the drains or plumbing lines until Spotsylvania County Utilities has had the opportunity to respond. Remember to call Spotsylvania County Utilities first. To learn more about our policies, please view the Reported Sewer Backup Policy (PDF).