Every year the city of Portland Maine sends out notices for street paving. Why, you ask am I posting this on Northeast Sewer’s blog? Because if your street is selected for paving (which some of you have been waiting 20+ years…..Yeah for you!!) After paving is done your street is under “Moritorium” for 5 years, meaning if you have to dig or open up the street for any reason the permit price has an additional fee usually $5000.00 (that is not a typo) Five thousand dollars!!
So before the city tells you this……first: If you know your street is going to be paved, I would recommend having your main line sewer televised with a plumbing camera. A quick and easy way to make sure your sewer line is in good working condition…….Second: If your sewer line is broken, there are other alteratives such as pipe bursting or pipe lining, less invasive than conventianal sewer excavation.
And this moritorium is not just for Portland Maine it’s for most Southern Maine cities and towns.
Sewer line televising is quick and easy, and the homeowner can see any issues right on the screen, no more guess work……