Here are some tips to consider when selecting a contractor for working on your private sewer lateral.
- Ask for references from similar jobs.
NOTE: During the installation of new gas lines by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), some private sewer laterals may have been pierced or completely bored through - known as cross bore. Underground Service Alert does not typically mark private sewer laterals and as a result, cross bores may go undetected, and if damaged create a potentially hazardous situation. For gas line cross bore information, visit PG&E's website. A review of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspection should also include looking for evidence of a cross bore. If you suspect a gas line cross bore, call PG&E at (800)743-5000. If you suspect a gas leak, warn inhabitants, evacuate the area and call 911 and PG&E at (800)743-5000.
The District DOES NOT have an agreement or other arrangement with any contractor you may hire to perform work on your private sewer lateral. The contractor's inclusion on the contractor's list contained in the District's Lateral Replacement Grant Program guide should not be construed as an endorsement by the District.