Why Do Communities Overlook Lateral Pipes?
Many wastewater utility operators ignore lateral lines, leaving maintenance and inspection to homeowners. But private sewer lateral lines typically represent about half of a sewer system’s total length. They can contain costly sources of inflow and infiltration (I&I), and hide dangerous gas line cross bores. In fact, conducting inspections of these often-overlooked lines can represent a cost-effective solution to reduce unnecessary flow, conserve treatment capacity,
and prevent backups and overflows. Learn more about the impacts of lateral inspection and why utilities should consider making it part of their regular routine by reading the whole story here .