Lateral Sewer line

oneslipAugust 9, 2010

Hello, I have searched all over the web trying to find out about lateral sewer lines. Here's my situation, there is a sinkhole on the other side of my street and the sewer department says it is a break in my lateral line, 2 ft from the Y. I have been trying to find diagrams of sewer and lateral lines just so I have an idea of what 2ft from the Y actually means. I'm also curious, is it true that the break in the line would be very close to the sinkhole? I'm really hoping I am not going to have to have my yard dug up so if I have an idea of where a Y would be in comparison to the lateral I would probably have an idea if this issue will remain in the street. I would greatly appreciate any info on this matter, as a homeowner that's responsible for the repair I'm also curious of how much something like this will cost.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You are responsible for break on the ohter side of the street? In my town we are only responsible to the property line. After that it is the cities problem.

A Y is where two line meet.

Have a plumber send a camera down your sewer line and confirm the problem.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 12:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yep, it's still my line, I know it sounds obnoxious to me too.
The city has send someone out to televise it from my vent in the front yard and could not get the break because of a drop and a turn, you would think people that do this would be use to these challenges so the city said they would be sending someone else out to try and televise the line.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 2:18PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
fleck fusion high flow metered water softener
Our Culligan has died and we aint too heartbroken about...
Fleck 9100 SXT Programming/Settings
I am finally installing my new Fleck 9100 SXT!!! Thanks...
how to turn off dual water handle on kitchen valves
I need to turn off water to kitchen sink. We have...
Help, water filter?
I recently bought a rural home, and have yet to move...
Quality of what general contactor is providing
I don't feel qualified to inspect my new home currently...
Larry Lotter
Sponsored Products
Caitlin Queen Bed Frame in Brown
$429.00 | LexMod
Herman Miller | Nelson™ BCS, 3-Drawer Cabinets
Bulbrite Frosted Dimmable MR11 Halogen Gu10 Base Light Bulb - 10 pk. - BULB673
$89.90 | Hayneedle
Bronze Floor Lamp: Wentworth Gallery 61 in. Burnished Bronze Finish Floor Lamp w
Home Depot
Carriage Pink Five-Light Chandelier with Ring of Roses on white Chandelier Shade
$573.00 | Bellacor
Fan Sui 3-way Bronze Table Lamp
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™