SEWAGE BLOCKAGE – If you suspect you have a sewer blockage it is the responsibility of the property owner to contact the Town recommended Plumber (Roto Rooter 306-359-3996) to ensure location of the blockage or break is clearly defined. Video inspection footage will be required. A plumber must video each affected line to determine where the blockage is located.
The property Owner is responsible for the cost of maintenance or repair of the line from the building structure right up to and including the tap connecting to the sewer main, including any blockages, breakages or collapses. The Town of Pilot Butte is responsible for a failure at the main line, which is owned by the Town of Pilot Butte. If a blockage originates from the residence or business, the Owner will be responsible for the costs associated with clearing the line. Tree roots, or any other impediments, originating on private property, which affect the pipe’s integrity on Town-owned property, are the responsibility of the Owners.
Sewer line back-ups and blockages can be caused by a variety of issues including but not limited to: Excessive grease, root infiltration of line, infrequent use (frozen lines), breaks in the lateral sewer line and obstructions. Obstructions may include, but are not limited to: rags/fabric, ‘flushable’ wipes, household debris, personal hygiene products, and diapers, toys, disinfecting wipes or paper towels.
It is the responsibility of the property owner to investigate and arrange for the clearing of blockages as well as the repair to pipe defect on their property.
It is the Town’s responsibility to repair pipe defect on Town property.
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