Insuring Customers' Lateral Lines Insuring Customers' Lateral Lines

Utah district takes control of lateral lines for the benefit of its collections system and customers.

On the eastern edge of Salt Lake Valley, the Sandy (Utah) Suburban Improvement District sits among similar sewer entities at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. It’s a mature district and percolates along day by day without dramatic changes in the offing.

The absence of drama is deceiving, however, because the district’s transformation has already occurred. It happened six years ago when Sandy Suburban’s elected board instituted a universal insurance program for residential lateral pipelines.

Lateral insurance may not seem transformational. After all, sewer lines, suburbia and insurance are all pretty mundane subjects. Nevertheless, something truly significant happened in Sandy in 2014.

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Insuring Customers’ Lateral Lines

On the eastern edge of Salt Lake Valley, the Sandy (Utah) Suburban Improvement District sits among similar sewer entities at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. It’s a mature district and percolates along day by day without dramatic changes in the offing.

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CIPP Makes All The Difference in Michigan’s “Downriver” Region

Most homes in the Motor City (Detroit) area were part of the rapid growth and expansion during the booming economy dating back to the early 1920s. These “cookie-cutter” neighborhoods add to the complexity of sewer repairs because the residential properties are generally very small lots with lateral sewers running out to the backyards, continuing to the city main.

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