Waterbury’s Broken Sewer Pipe Program and Save the Date


The City of Waterbury receives calls from homeowner’s, on a regular basis, regarding clogged or broken sewer lines in need of repair. More times than not, the culprit happens to be the section of the sewer pipe that the resident is responsible for. This includes the fees associated with fixing the problem. The repair can run from $2,500 for a simple backup to $6,000 to replace a broken underground pipe. Waterbury has implemented a program that is quickly becoming recognized throughout the state. The program, which costs up to $110 a year, offers up to $6,500 of coverage; including parts, materials and labor. Many of the most recently reported lateral line failures have been caused by invasive tree roots finding their way into the pipe, uneven settling of the ground, the age of the pipe and even general wear and tear. It’s becoming common knowledge, nationwide, that tree roots pose a problem to sewer systems. The caveat in the city’s sewer line program is that the pipes cannot be commercial, covered in concrete or wetlands.

Upcoming: A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for Waterbury and several nearby towns. The location to bring your hazardous waste will be Kennedy High School, Saturday July 9th. There is no charge to residents. Household hazardous wastes are any wastes produced in the home that are poisonous, flammable, reactive, or corrosive. The goal of the program is to keep potentially hazardous waste out of local landfills and sewers. In addition, residents may now bring latex (water-based) paint to the collection event. While not considered hazardous waste, the latex paint will be accepted as part of a new statewide paint product stewardship program.

Hartford, we are coming to YOU this month!!  Perma-Liner Industries is hosting a “Trenchless Tour” on July 27th in the Hartford/Waterbury area. We’ll be posting more information on this spectacular event…stay tuned and save the date!