What is a lift station?

Lift stations pump the sewer up hill from a low point which enables the sewage to flow by gravity to the next low point and eventually into one of two Metropolitan Council Environmental Services interceptor sewers.

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1. How does the City of Ramsey inspect its sanitary sewers?
2. How often are the sanitary sewers cleaned?
3. What items should not be flushed down toilets?
4. Is Ramsey's sanitary sewer system adequate to meet future expectations?
5. What is Ramsey doing to eliminate any infiltration / inflow problems that may exist or develop in the sanitary sewer system?
6. What is a lift station?