2021 Sewer Clean Out Plan (Updated May 2021)
The Association has a regular schedule for cleaning the sewer lines in the common area/ We completed five courts in the Fall of 2020: Regency, Gramercy, Sunbury, San Simmeon and Kimberly. Later in 2021, we will work on Ramsgate, Cromwell, Pembrook and Devonshire.
The Board contracts with Bethany Plumbing to do the clean outs located under the common area in each court. We are no longer coordinating the common area clean outs with building clean outs. We would still recommend that buildings in the scheduled 2020 courts consider cleaning the lines running under their buildings. This means the owners in each building should consider going together to clean the lines under their building and sharing the cost. There are two plumbers on the list of contractors on this website who are familiar with the location of the clean-outs and specialize in this type of activity.
Please remember that even if the lines are cleaned out under your building, you can still have a backup as a result of a blockage within your unit from a sink or drain being clogged. Also remember there are some units that have their sewer line connect directly to either a common area trunk line or a city line. If you have a direct connection, you should consider periodically cleaning out your lines from your unit to the common/city line. The following courts have some or all units with direct connections:
Wellington – 7410 Old Post Road, units 9 – 19
Chatham – 7300 Old Post Road, units 1-9
Canterbury – 7221 Old Post Road, 7311 Old Post Road and 2332 S. 74th
Tiffany – 7415 Tiffany Road
Blenheim – 7411 Old Post Road
Kensington – 7501 Old Post Road
Maps are available from the board. We have 98 pages of maps so it is not feasible to put them on the website. Please contact Don McIntyre at 402-904-5292 if you have a question about your unit.
Sewer Clean Out Plan History and Definitions
The Board completed a major project in 2012 and 2013 to map the sewer lines within Wellington Greens, install clean out boxes and clean out all common area trunk lines and common lines underneath residential buildings. We are now entering the maintenance phase of the project, where we will clean out common area trunk lines on a periodic basis.
As background, we have several different types of sewer lines within our community. All units have sewer lines within their units (private lines). Some private lines connect to a common line running under their building, exiting at the lower end of their building and then becoming a common area trunk line. Some private lines connect directly to either a common area trunk line or a city line (single tap units).
The Association is responsible for keeping the common area trunk lines free of debris and blockage. Residents are responsible for cleaning their private lines, the common lines running under their units if applicable, and for single tap units, the portion of the line from their unit to the single tap at the common area trunk line or city line.
In our 2012-2013 project, the Association cleaned out all of the common area trunk lines. Using the clean out boxes at the end of the units, we also cleaned out the common lines running under buildings. We did not clean out any private lines, including the portion of lines from units to single tap connections. Private lines, including units with single taps, can only be cleaned out from within the units, so Wellington Greens does not have access and therefore cannot perform this work.
The Board has developed a tentative plan to clean out common area trunk lines on an approximate five year cycle. Some lines, due to unique drainage problems or extensive tree roots, may require more frequent clean outs.
We have maps and descriptions of each court’s types of lines. This description will identify the single tap units (88 in all), as well as the units with common lines running under buildings. This information is available from the Board through our administrative assistant. We cannot put on the web site due to the number of maps involved.