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New construction home, new sewer main tap - who is responsible?

Holly Marie
4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

We are in the process of a new build and just found out that we need a new sewer tap to the main line. Through extensive research we have determined this is not the responsibility of the city. The work is looking like it's going to cost $10-12K to fix.

Question - Who is responsible for this cost? Us, the owners, or the builder?

For reference, per our spec sheet, that is an official part of our contract with our builder, it is called out "Sewer Lead: New 4"" as being included. Obviously this doesn't state whether the new lead has to come from a new main tap or from the existing main tap so we're looking for what the "standard practice" would be in a case like this.

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