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Inspect it. Fix it. Keep it flowing.
Don’t wait until you have a problem with your sewer line. Regular lateral inspections are the key to preventing costly sewer backups. Because laterals are on private property, DWR cannot perform these inspections.  Our crews can only inspect from the cleanout to the main sewer in the event of a backup.

The good news is that many plumbers and other maintenance contractors can now “TV” a line by running a special camera through to check its condition. Costs vary but prices have come down as the technology has improved. 


If the inspection reveals a damaged or failing pipe, it must be repaired or replaced by the property owner. New technologies have improved this process as well.

“No dig” or trenchless replacements, such as pipe bursting and cured in place pipe (CIPP), minimize above ground disturbance and are less costly than traditional excavation methods and can keep landscaping intact.