What should I do if I encounter an SSO?

You should avoid contact with any water or other contents released from the sanitary sewer system as a result of an SSO and immediately report it to Spotsylvania County Utilities.

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday:  Please dial (540) 507-7300, Press Option 2.

After business hours, weekends and holidays:  Please dial (540) 507-7340 or (540) 507-7350.

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1. What is a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO)?
2. Why do SSOs occur?
3. What should I do if I encounter an SSO?
4. What does Spotsylvania County Utilities do to reduce the potential of SSOs?
5. Is it possible to totally prevent SSOs?
6. Does Spotsylvania County Utilities report SSOs to regulating and enforcing agencies?
7. What can I do to help prevent SSOs?