Stansbury Park Improvement District

Lateral Responsibilities for Water & Sewer

Lateral Responsibilities for Water & Sewer

Sewer Lateral Line Responsibility

Lateral lines are those, which extend from the customer's home to the main sewer line. Lateral lines are commonly four inches in diameter. The lateral line and the wye connection at the main sewer line are considered part of the home and is the responsibility of the homeowner. The majority of back-ups occur because the lateral line from the home to the main line becomes plugged or stopped. The stoppage can occur from several different things, but most commonly occur from items being flushed down the toilet or drain or roots that have grown into the lateral line. Many homeowner policies exclude sewer back-ups, homeowners should check with their insurance provider to verify their exact coverage related to lateral back-ups.


Sewer Main Line Responsibility

Stansbury Park Improvement District (SPID) owns the main line sewers. The main line sewer is always eight inches in diameter or larger. There are times when a main line sewer can become clogged and result in a back-up into a customer's home. Liability to SPID varies based on the reason of the backup. If a backup has occurred the District's insurance provider will make an investigation into the cause of the backup and determine responsibility based upon pertinent facts.


Water Lateral Line Responsibility

The lateral line extending from the customer to the connection on their side of the meter is the responsibility of the customer. Connections for sprinkler systems or otherwise are prohibited from being installed inside the meter box.


Water Main Line Responsibility

Stansbury Park Improvement District owns the water mains, and is responsible for the lateral line up to the connection point on the meter.