Sewer system replacement cost nj by NJ sewer company for system replacement, repair or new line installation will depend on the work to be done and the components involved.

The structure of the basic sewer line is as follows:

  • Sewer Main Line: Large sewer pipe under the public roads that is maintained by the city and flows to the state or county waste water treatment plant. Designed to accommodate sewage from more than one upper and lower sewer lateral line.
  • Lower Sewer Lateral Line: Portion of underground sewer pipe that runs from the sewer main line to the sewer cleanout.  This portion of the sewer line is owned and maintained by the town.
  • Upper Sewer Lateral Line: Portion of underground sewer pipe that runs from the cleanout underneath private property to a building on the property.  This portion of the sewer line is owned and maintained by the private property owner.
  • Cleanout: A pipe with a removable cover that is jutting out a few inches above ground which provides access to the underground sewage pipe system for the purposes of testing, cleaning and video inspection.

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In New Jersey, the city or town is responsible to maintain and repair the components of the public sanitary sewer system, which includes the Sewer Main Line and the Lower Sewer Lateral Line.

Private property owners in NJ are responsible to maintain and repair the sewer components on their property, which is primarily the Upper Sewer Lateral Line.  The property owner is responsible for clearing any blockage and repairing any broken pipes in the Upper Sewer Lateral Line.

If you have a sewer backup or other sewer line problem and do not know where the problem is you can contact the town for them to evaluate the problem.  A public employee will investigate and you may be able to avoid any plumbing costs if the sewer line problem is located in the Sewer Main Line or the Lower Sewer Lateral Line.

If the problem is located in the Upper Sewer Lateral Line then you should contact a sewer repair company like A1 for a video inspection that will inspect the inside of the sewer lateral and locate the problem.  In this case the homeowner will be responsible to repair any damage to the sewer line.

Most homeowner insurance policies exclude coverage for damage and repair to the sewer lateral line.  However, many insurance providers offer insurance riders that can be purchased for an additional premium to cover the underground sewer lines.

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