Q: What is a sanitary sewer easement and how do I know if one exists on my property?

          A: Easements are dedicated portions of private property and dedicated for public use. Sanitary sewer easements overlay the location of a sewer main on a property and provide the City right of access to the property for inspection and maintenance purposes. Sewer easements are often shown on property survey and descriptions of land such as a deed. 

Q: Why must the City maintain the sanitary sewer lines in my yard?
          A: The city is required by state and federal laws to prevent sanitary sewer overflows. This means they city will inspect and clean the sewer main owned by the city.