Sewer sidelines and junction cut-ins for property connection
During the development process, sometimes a new connection to the sewer main is required to fulfill the new wastewater requirements. This is usually achieved by performing a sewer junction cut-in or constructing a sewer sideline.
A sewer junction cut-in provides a connection point for the consumer's sewer to discharge into the sewer main. A sewer sideline is a new section of pipe constructed off the sewer main which has been extended to service a property which is not located close to the sewer main, e.g. battle-axe block, or to service properties where multiple new connections are required, e.g. duplex/townhouse development.
New junctions and sewer sidelines will usually be required when subdividing or when adding a new connection to existing sewer mains. Generally, you will not be allowed to build over these sewer connection points (sewer junctions) as they must always remain easily accessible.
Sewer sideline ownership
Even though the sewer sideline is connected to the main sewer system, the property owner/s are responsible for the sewer line until it enters the sewer main. Problems in the sewerage system generally occur within these pipes, which will usually prevent the flow of sewage away from the property and it is recommended that these sewer sidelines are regularly maintained by an experienced plumber to avoid any sewerage problems and damage to the property.
Blockages must be diagnosed by a licensed plumber and the professional team at All Line Plumbing use the latest in technology such as CCTV cameras to help diagnose the location and extent of your sewer problems.