Just like a roof, sewer laterals do not last forever and sometimes need repair. Property owners are responsible for all maintenance and repair of their sewer lateral from inside the building to the sewer main. Blocked, damaged, and collapsed sewer laterals can lead to backups at a property and are pathways for storm water and groundwater to enter the sanitary sewer system where it does not belong!

  • Have your sewer lateral inspected for blockages, breaks, and leaks.
  • If a problem is detected, repairing, replacing, or relining your sewer lateral can help prevent sewer backups.

Protect your sewer lateral — and basement — from storm water by maintaining roof gutters and directing downspouts and yard drainage away from the foundation.