Why does my sewer lateral require regular servicing?
A sewer lateral is the line that runs from a residence to the sewer main located in the street. In older residences, the lateral may be as old as the home itself and may require repair or replacement. If you have trees in the vicinity of your lateral, the roots may have damaged the lateral, causing backups. If you are required to have your sewer lateral serviced on a regular basis, it is an indication that it needs to be repaired or replaced. The Municipal Code requires that when a home is sold in Hillsborough, the sewer lateral must be inspected and repaired or replaced if necessary. The town can provide a list of qualified contractors for inspection or repairs.

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1. How can I help the town maintain the system?
2. How does the town collect and treat our sewage?
3. What are the consequences of a sewer overflow?
4. What can I do to prevent sewer backups in the town?
5. What can I put in the toilet or drain?
6. What causes sewer line backups?
7. What services does the town provide?
8. Why does my sewer lateral require regular servicing?
9. What action has the town taken to resolve the capacity issues?