Crumbling sewer laterals in Quakertown, along West Broad Street, are causing a financial burden to many residents.
Very few property owners are aware that they are responsible for repairs to their sewer line (sewer lateral). It’s a privately-owned pipeline connecting a property to the publicly-owned main sewer line.
If you are purchasing a home with public sewer, I recommend that you make an educated buying decision and pay for a sewer or septic line inspection. The time to find out if a sewer line needs repair or replacement is BEFORE buying a home, not after the fact.