Who is responsible for the maintenance of the private sewer lateral?

The property owner is responsible for all maintenance, operation, cleaning, repair, and reconstruction of the private sewer lateral from the building/house on the property to the point of connection the Spotsylvania County’s public sewer main.

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1. What is a sanitary sewer lateral?
2. What is a sewer cleanout?
3. Who is responsible for the maintenance of the private sewer lateral?
4. Why are defective sewer laterals a problem?
5. Why is it important to keep rainwater from entering sanitary sewer laterals?
6. How can you maintain your private sewer lateral?
7. Should you purchase sewage backup insurance?