How can I avoid damage to other utility lines when making repairs?

Before making any sewer repair, always know where other utility lines are located BEFORE you begin digging so that damage can be avoided. Most utility companies belong to a locating service called Underground Service Alert (USA). Contact USA at 800-227-2600, or at 811 and they will notify the appropriate utility companies to come out (free of charge) to mark the location of existing utility lines before you dig.

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1. What can I do about slow drainage through my toilets, showers and sinks?
2. Which sewer pipe is the property owner's responsibility?
3. How can I find a side sewer pipe (lateral) on my private property?
4. When is a sewer permit required?
5. How can I avoid damage to other utility lines when making repairs?
6. What can I do about sewer odors?
7. What can be done to fix a manhole cover that rattles every time a vehicle rolls over it?
8. What kind of permit is required for private side sewer (lateral) repairs in the street?
9. What should I do if my private side sewer (lateral) to a sewer main is broken by a contractor or utility?
10. What should I do if sewage is overflowing from a sewer structure onto the ground, driveway and/or street?
11. What should I do if sewage is backing up into my house or building through overflowing toilets, sinks, bathtubs, dishwasher, and/or washing machine?