All sewers of the Village sanitary system are closed. They discharge into main trunks, owned and operated by the Joint Meeting Sewer System which handles sewage from twelve communities. The treatment plant is in Elizabeth. The flow is metered and each community pays its share of the cost.
If you experience a sewer backup in your home during regular business hours, call the South Orange Public Works Department at 973-378-7741. In some cases, the Village may solve the problem without you having to call a plumber. On weekends or after normal business hours, homeowners can contact the police non-emergency number 973-378-7772 for assistance.