In an effort to reduce and eventually eliminate the output of raw sewage into the San Francisco Bay and surrounding areas, many communities are encouraging the voluntary repair or replacement of broken sewer laterals by homeowners.

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Faulty sewer laterals allow an excess of water to get into the system, subsequently overwhelming community wastewater treatment plants, and causing sewage overflow. At home, a broken lateral can cause backups both inside and outside the house.

Depending on the extent of the damage, replacing sewer laterals can be a costly job. To incentivize these replacements, many Bay Area communities are offering grant programs to help offset the cost. With the help of a loan or grant home owners can focus on preventative maintenance. The amount of money offered and qualifications vary by city, and Ben Franklin Plumbing can help you navigate these programs. Learn more about the Ross Valley, Petaluma, and Novato program specifics.

Do you need to replace your sewer lateral, fix a plumbing or leakage problem, or asses possible damages? Benjamin Franklin plumbing can help with these problems as well as many others. Contact us today at 415.830.9935 to learn how we can help you.

Sewer Lateral Responsibility

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