What is a service line?
The lateral is the sewer constructed by private owners for private use on their property. In other words, the lateral serves a single user, not the community. The lateral connects your home to the city sewer. The maintenance and repair of the entire lateral line is the responsibility of the homeowner.

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1. What is a sewer tap?
2. What is a service line?
3. What is municipal sewage?
4. What is a sanitary sewer system?
5. What is an outfall sewer?
6. What happens when I request service from the Water/Sewer Department?
7. Why does the City research easements on my property when handling my sewer repair problems?
8. How are repair requests prioritized?
9. What should a customer do when a sewage backup occurs in the home or yard?
10. Who is responsible for cleaning up sewage spills and overflows?