Sanitary/Storm Sewer Lateral Connection Maintenance
A Message From the Service Department about
Residential Sanitary/Storm Sewer Lateral Connection Maintenance
The Village Service Department receives calls regularly concerning blocked or broken sewer lateral connections that run from a resident’s home to the Village’s Storm or Sanitary sewer line at the street. The Service Department responds to these requests by providing guidance of possible problems and solutions for the blockage. The department may help in locating the approximate location of the lateral tie-in to the sewer lines utilizing the limited information that the Village may have on file. Many building plans do not show the location of the connections, which makes it very difficult to locate at times.
General maintenance, repairs, and clearing blockages via snaking, jetting, or excavation of the lateral lines are the responsibility of the property owner. The Village Service Department does not have the equipment to jet out or snake private sewer laterals therefore, we are unable to assist with this task when a blockage occurs.