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  1. Lateral Location

    The locating crew performs a televised inspection of the lateral line.

  2. Cleanout Installation

    A cleanout is installed in the front yard.

  3. Liner Installation

    The contractor installs the liner in the sewer lateral, starting at the city main.

Sanitary Sewer Service Lateral Lining Process

1. Lateral Location

The locating crew performs a televised inspection of the lateral line. This can usually be done with a remote camera that is launched from inside of the City sewer main. In some cases, it many be necessary to use a camera that is inserted through a sewer cleanout in the basement of the residence. In either case, a remote transmitter is connected to the camera, and the crew uses the signal to map out the route of the lateral line. This information is recorded in photos and diagrams for use in the cleanout installation step.

Department of Public Utilities-Water