Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
How do I proceed with a sewer lateral problem?

ANSWER:
If the sewer problem is found to be in the sewer lateral, the property owner can hire a contractor to make repairs or, if equipped, can make repairs themselves. Some contractors are listed in the yellow pages of the phone book under "Plumbing Drain @ Sewer Cleaning" or "Sewer Contractors". If you plan to hire a contractor, we recommend getting estimates from more than one company. Once you are aware of a sewer lateral problem, it must be repaired as soon as possible. Sewer laterals that leak or overflow are a public health risk and can damage the environment.

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