The line connecting a building or home with the main sewer line
is called the Lateral Line. It is the responsibility of the property
owner to maintain, clean, and repair this line. The City has a Sewer Lateral Repair Program
if your lateral is broken in the street. Please call (618) 233-7146 or (618) 233-8588 if you suspect your lateral in the street is broken.
your safety, please, never open a manhole.