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City Sewers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is a sewer lateral?

There is a problem with my sewer lateral. Will the City fix it?

Why doesn't the City repair my property's lower sewer lateral? It is located under a public street.

Can my plumber work on my sewer line?

What kind of pipe can I use to repair my sewer line?

What type of permit is required?

How do I find a reliable contractor?

Where do I get information on protecting my sewer lateral from damage by tree roots?

If a City-owned tree causes root intrusion or damage to a sewer lateral located under a City street, who is responsible for cleaning or repairing the lateral?

Does the City provide financial assistance to property owners for lateral repair or replacement?

 


For further information:

Call: (800) 773-2489
Email: sewer.root@lacity.org

CONTACT AND INFORMATION
 To report sewer ODORS, click HERE or call (800) 773-2489
 To report sewer SPILLS, call (800) 773-2489
For other questions, call (213) 978-0333
or email bpw.pao@lacity.org
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