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Bylaw No. 970-11 (in regards to) Blocked Sewer Lines

June 11, 2018

If you experience a blocked sewer line please note the following:

According to Bylaw no. 970-11: a bylaw of the Town of Kerrobert to provide for the management and administration of water and sewer services Part III - Connection to Utility, Section #8, sub-section (d) In the event of a blocked sewer line:

(i) The Owner is responsible to obtain the services of a private sewer cleaning service;

(ii) The Owner shall obtain prior approval to the work commencing, and a public works staff person must be present at the time the work is undertaken;

(iii) The cost of the work shall be borne as follows:

     (A) all invoices for sewer service shall be rendered to the Owner.  The Owners shall direct the sewer contractor to, if possible indicate on their bill the location and cause of the blockage, and: 

     (1) Where the blockage was located on the Street Portion of the Service Connection and the case is tree roots, the Town shall reimburse the owner a maximum of One Hundred and Twenty ($120) per call out;

     (2)  Where the blockage was located on the Street Portion of the Service Connection and found to be any other objects or items other than tree roots the Owner shall bear the costs;

     (3)  Where the blockage was not on the Street Portion, the Owner shall bear the costs;

Definitions:

"Property Portion" means the property between the outer line of the street and the inner surface of the wall of the building supplied with the sewer and water service.

"Service Connection" means the water and sewer pipes which connect the water and sewer mains to the inner surface of the wall of the building supplies with the water and sewer utility service.

"Street Portion" means the property between the water and sewer mains and the outer line of the street. 

If you wish to view this bylaw in it's entirety, go to the home page and click on the Town Office tab, then Bylaws - General and then click Bylaws.