How are private sewer lateral repairs prioritized?

Funding for this program is determined during SD1’s regular budgeting process. Once the budgeted funds run out, SD1 will perform no further repairs to private sewer laterals until additional funds are allocated in the next annual budget.  

Because funds are limited, SD1 also will prioritize projects based on the impact to public health and safety rather than on a first-come, first-serve basis. Factors SD1 may consider when prioritizing repairs include the presence and severity of building backups, sewer overflows and sinkholes. SD1 may also consider the traffic count of affected roadways. 

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1. What is a private sewer lateral?
2. What is the purpose of SD1's private lateral repair program?
3. What is the responsibility of private property owners?
4. What are the signs of a defective private sewer lateral?
5. What should I do if I suspect my sewer lateral is defective?
6. What is SD1's role in the private lateral repair program?
7. What is the role of the participating public roadway owners?
8. How are private sewer lateral repairs prioritized?
9. How can I maintain my private sewer lateral?
10. What should I do if I experience a backup, overflow or pavement failure?
11. If I need a plumber, what are some factors to consider when choosing a service provider?
12. Should I purchase sewage backup insurance?