Download the brochure "What Can Be Done to Fix and Prevent Roots in Your Sewer"
It is important that property owners inspect, maintain, repair and/or replace private lateral sewer pipes to help reduce sewer overflows and protect their lateral from further damage.
Tree roots in sewer pipes cause damaged and are the reason why many sewers back up. Roots can enter sewer pipes through cracks or loose joints. More than half of the tree roots in the City’s sewer system enter through private sewer laterals.