City of Pikeville
Here are some easy things you can do to help reduce sewer spills:
The sewer system for a home or property is connected to the City sewer main through a sewer lateral. The home owner is responsible for the maintenance of that lateral from the property all the way to the connection with the sewer main. This connection may be in the street, past the property line, on an easement, or in a ditch. Usually, after cleaning the lateral, a licensed plumber will assess the condition of the pipe by televising it. If the pipe has a break or a crack, the homeowner must repair the portion of pipe that lies between the house and the property line.