Side Lateral Sewers, otherwise referred to as Private Sewer Laterals, Side Sewers, or simply Laterals, are wastewater pipes that connect public sewer systems to private properties. Located on private property, the responsibility of these wastewater pipes is commonly placed on the property owner. However, confusion about this responsibility among businesses and homeowners often leaves sewer laterals neglected.
AQUALIS’ CCTV crawlers offer pipe inspections for an array of underground systems, including side lateral sewers. Paired with state-of-the-art technology, AQUALIS’ National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) certified inspectors can operate crawlers in side lateral sewers as small as 2” in diameter.
Yes. If a property utilizes public stormwater or sewer systems, there are side lateral sewers.
Depending on local regulations for your area, property owners may be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of Upper Lateral, or both Upper and Lower Lateral.
To learn the responsibilities of your area, contact the city or local sewer department.
Lateral clogs can be expensive for property owners. Often only noticed once flooding or other property damages have occurred, the costs of unclogging on top of property repairs accumulate quickly. Utilizing AQUALIS’ CCTV crawlers to inspect laterals before failure can allow corrective action to be taken before drastic efforts are required.
Before purchasing a property, side lateral sewers should be inspected to ensure pipes are functioning and not in need of repair. Implementing AQUALIS’ CCTV inspections as part of the property assessment process can save property owners thousands by identifying any required repairs, areas of concern, and overall health of the side lateral sewer system.
Without CCTV underground pipe inspections, the overall health and repair requirements of side lateral sewers can be uncertain. CCTV side lateral sewer inspections allow AQUALIS’ professionals to identify common causes of failure including:
Please contact us to learn more about how AQUALIS can assist you in evaluating and maintaining side lateral sewers.