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Garrett County Government
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Grinder Pump Dos & Don'ts

Please follow these guidelines to reduce problems relating to the sewage grinder pump and/or the sewage collection system serving your property.
  • Do not dispose of the following items into the sewer system
    • Baby diapers
    • Feminine and personal hygiene products
    • Reinforced or heavy duty paper towels
    • Cleaning rags or mop strings
    • Cigarette butts
    • Plastic objects
    • Grease, oil or wax
    • Flammable, explosive, toxic or poisonous liquids, solids or gases
    • Corrosive or acidic materials
  • For those properties served by a sewage grinder pump, the electrical breaker providing power to the grinder pump should always be in the "on" position, even when the house is vacant.