Skip to Content

Frequently Asked Questions About Sewers

Sanitation Codes & Standards

Codes set forth uniform requirements for contributors to the wastewater collection and treatment systems.

Sewer Inspection


When do I need my first sewer inspection?

Why are so many sewer inspections required?

Why must I give 48 hour notice for a sewer inspection?

My existing sewer pipes have worked fine for years. Why can't I keep using them?

Why can I use rubber couplings (Calder or Fernco couplings) for connecting my sewer pipes?

Why do I have to dig such a deep trench to connect my house to sewer?

Why am I required to install a backflow preventer? My neighbor didn't have to do this.

What type of material do I use for backfilling the trench?

Do I have to hire a licensed contractor to connect my sewer?

Sewer Districts


Is my property in a sewer district? -or- Is my property hooked to sewer?

How can my property be served by sewer?

What permits do I need to connect a single family residence to public sewer?

Does the sewer district or the County install my sewer line?v

Who pays for connecting my property to sewer?

Do I have to hire a licensed contractor to connect my sewer?