How to Remove Underground Pipes in Cities: Skylines 2

by J.R. Waugh
How to Remove Underground Water and Sewage Pipes in Cities Skylines 2
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When you’re building your sprawling urban paradise in Cities: Skylines 2, you probably want to remove any unneeded underground pipes. Depending on the type, they can affect your city’s water supply, and equally upsetting, your sewage if not attended to properly.

Too much messy placement of underground pipelines can hurt you later on, especially if you need to contain a water pollution crisis, or just connect a new district to your water supply. Here’s what you must do to organize your pipeline in Cities: Skylines 2!

Cities: Skylines 2 Removal Guide — Water & Sewage Pipes

Use the Bulldozer and the Underground view mode to remove underground water & sewage pipes in Cities: Skylines 2. You can take the following steps to do so:

  • Hit ‘B’ on the keyboard or Left Stick Press+’B’ on the gamepad to open the Bulldozer menu
  • Click on the ‘Underground Mode’ icon on the left or hit ‘X’ on the gamepad with the Bulldozer menu on to toggle this view
  • Click on the water and sewage pipes you wish to remove
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Related: How to Remove Underground Electric Cables and Power Lines in Cities: Skylines 2

You can freely click the individual pipes, but to save time I recommend clicking and holding from the starting point of your pipes and moving the cursor along their path to select multiple. This allows you to remove pipes in bulk, amassing quicker refunds and allowing you to get back to work on the rest of your city more quickly.

Why Should You Remove Underground Pipes in Cities: Skylines 2?

Even more crucially than with electric wires, pipes affect 2 different factors that help your city run: a reliable water supply and a proper outlet for its sewage. If either or both of these wind up improperly maintained, your city will be unhappy or, more importantly, unhealthy or even sick civilians, and you could quickly see your population go into decline. Improperly managed pipes that block overlapping pipes can interfere with your plans and are hard to manage when left unchecked.

- This article was updated on October 25th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.