Sewer & Drain

Sewer and Drain

All excess water or waste from a household is considered drain water.  Solids are black water, and non-solids are grey water.  Once used, all drain water immediately enters the household drainage disposal piping system.  As it exits the household drainage system, it enters the property sewer system.

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What is a clean-out, and when do I need one installed?

A clean-out is just that, a point of entry that allows for easy periodic “cleaning out” and maintenance of your sewer line system.  Typically they are a riser pipe that travels to ground level from your main sewer line, and are located at or near the exit point of a property drainage line.  Without a clean-out, other means of cleaning access must be utilized.

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How do I know if a sewer line problem is my responsibility or the municipality’s responsibility?

A sewer line is similar to your water main when determining responsibility.  If the problem is determined to be within an owner’s boundary, it becomes the owner’s responsibility to remedy.  A Mapleservice plumber can assist in determining responsibility.

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