sewer responsibility

Performance Property Real Estate Question

Property Owners Beware Of This Looming Threat

Q: Our sewer is backed up.  Do we have to repair it or is it the municipality’s responsibility? Ed, Elizabeth, NJ A: Great question, Ed. It depends on where the blockage or break in a pipe is–if it’s in your home, it’s your responsibility. As the pipes move away from your home, it’s not as clear whose responsibility it is to make repairs. To find out for sure, call your local government or utility company. They will have a map containing a detailed breakdown of sewage lines in and around every home. If it’s a main sewer pipe causing a problem, contact the public water utility company in your area. It is their responsibility to repair or replace the sewer […]

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