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To learn more about how you can maintain your private sewer lateral, visit our Your Private Sewer Lateral page.
If a home or other building is experiencing blockages or sewer backups, or if sewage is overflowing into the environment, your private lateral may be defective. Sinkholes can also be a sign of defective laterals.
Call SD1 at 859-578-7450 and report your issue to our customer contact agents. SD1 will dispatch a crew to visit your property and investigate your concern.
When private laterals fail beneath the public roadway, repairs can be cost prohibitive to the private property owner responsible for them. SD1 may be able to help in these situations through our private sewer lateral repair program. Check out our Private Lateral Repair Program FAQs (PDF).
Did you know that if sewage backs up into your home, insurance does not generally cover damage and cleanup costs? In most instances, if a backup occurs, the homeowner is responsible for repair, cleanup and replacement costs, including the arrangement of repairs and cleanup. Most insurance companies offer optional backup coverage on homeowner policies to protect your home in the case of a potential backup. Please contact your insurance agent for coverage premiums and deductibles.