The Utilities Division consists of the distribution system for all water-related functions such as water metering, back flow protection, and fire hydrants, along with the wastewater collection system and the stormwater system for the City of Rawlins. The Utilities Division is responsible for all operations and maintenance of these systems.
The City of Rawlins strives to develop and maintain a safe, economically viable, healthy, and appealing community in which all citizens can take pride.
Utilities offered and billed: water, sewer and landfill.
For all billing questions and payment options call 307-328-4500 x1013.
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Keep our Sewers Clean
Fats, Oils and Grease [FOG) come from food preparation and kitchen clean-up. FOG may look like liquid when drained, but it solidifies when discharged into the sanitary sewer. This results in clogged drains and sewage backups, potentially damaging personal property.
Myths and Facts:
Myth: I can pour grease down the drain if I run hot water with it. Fact: Grease poured down the drain, even with hot water, will eventually cool and solidify in the sewer pipe.
Myth: I can scrape kitchen waste down the drain if I use the garbage disposal. Fact: The garbage disposal only grinds up items before discharging them to the sewer system but does not eliminate FOG.
Myth: Pouring grease down the drain with dish soap will completely dissolve the grease. Fact: Most dish soaps break up grease, but once cooled, the grease will still solidify in the sewer system.
Myth: I can discard grease in my tub, shower, or toilet. Fact: FOG poured in a bathtub, shower, or toilet will end up in the same sewer system that the sink drains to and may cause damage.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- Wipe loose food and grease from dishes before washing them in the sink.
- Scrape food scraps into a garbage can or compost bin.
- Pour all grease and cooking oil into a covered container and dispose of it in the garbage.
- Clean grease with absorbent materials, like paper towels, and then throw the material in the garbage.
Find this information on FOG on a printer-friendly flyer (PDF) here
Preparing for Freezing Temperatures
Each year as fall rolls into town, please take time to prepare your pipes and home for freezing temperatures. Taking the time now can avoid costly repairs later!
- Seal cracks and holes properly
- Using heating tape can prevent freezing
- Keep the heat in your home at a minimum of 55 degrees Fahrenheit
- Allowing drips from faucets overnight can relieve pressure
- Insulate pipes that are located in cold, drafty places inside the home
- Disconnect all outside hoses
Find this information on preventing frozen pipes on a printer-friendly flyer (PDF) here.