What is a Sanitary Sewer?

A sanitary sewer is a series of pipes buried underground designed for transporting sewage from homes and commercial buildings to treatment facilities that can properly dispose of the waste material. Sanitary sewers are part of the overall system of pipes that make up a sewage system.

What Differentiates Sanitary Sewer and Stormwater Sewer Lines?

Sanitary sewer pipes are located mainly in the street and are connected to pipes coming from your home. This type of pipe transports waste from the sanitary fixtures in your home including sinks, showers, bathtubs, washing machines. On the other hand, stormwater lines are generally much larger as they are carrying any and all rainwater. Usually neighborhoods will have built in drainage ditches to collect and transport rainwater and prevent flooding.

Is Sanitary Sewer Cleaning a Homeowner’s Responsibility?

In New Jersey, sanitary sewer cleaning is the responsibility of the township for main sewer lines, but any pipes that are located on private property (meaning the pipes connecting the main line to your home fixture) are your responsibility as the homeowner.

Click here to learn more about who is responsible for sewer lines in New Jersey.

Top Quality Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Related Services

North American Pipeline can provide affordable sanitary sewer cleaning services and related services throughout New Jersey. These services include:

If you are in need of a team of professionals for a sanitary sewer cleaning job or for any of the other services listed, don’t hesitate to reach out today via our contact form or request a quote for a specific service. We try and respond to all queries and comments within 24 hours. If you have an emergency situation, call us at (732) 625-9300.