Generally, the City owns water and sewer mains located in the streets. The pipes connecting buildings to City mains are owned by the customer. Therefore, the customer is responsible for the maintenance, repair or replacement of these privately owned pipes. The limits of ownership for water services and sewer laterals are described in more detail below.
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The customer owns and is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the water service from the City owned curb stop to the building being served. The customer is responsible for the connection to the curb stop.
Meters are the property of the City. The customer shall provide the City access to the meter for reading, maintenance or replacement upon request. Any plumbing required to connect the meter to the service or interior piping is the responsibility of the owner.
An easement is required when a private service or water main is located on property owned by others.
The customer owns and is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer lateral from the City owned sewer main in the street/easement to the building being served. Any wye fitting installed as part of the City owned main will be maintained by the City. The connection point to a City main or wye is the responsibility of the customer including any tap or saddle used to make the connection.
Only sewer mains located in City or State streets, right-of-ways or within an easement in favor of the City are owned and maintained by the City. Sewer mains on private property are the responsibility of the owner to the point of connection to the City main or manhole.
An easement is required when a private lateral or sewer main is located on property owned by others.