House Connection

Published: December 6, 2018 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does House Connection Mean?

A house connection is a part of the house sewer that lies between the public sewer and the curb line. In some cases, the house connection may extend to the fence line and occasionally to the foundation wall. House connections may have to be rehabilitated for various purposes such as blockages and leaks.

Trenchless rehabilitation techniques like mechanical spot repair, sliplining and cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) can be used to rehabilitate the house connection without disturbing the curb or fencing.

Trenchlesspedia Explains House Connection

Since the house connection is attached from the main sewer to the private sewer line, the maintenance of this section is usually taken care by the municipality. To work on house connection permission is needed, and only licensed plumbers with proper permit from specified authorities can do the work after thorough inspection by a sewer inspector. Inspection of house connection can be done using trenchless inspection methods such as closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and robotic crawlers mounted with cameras.

The term house connection should not be confused with other types of connections such as house sewer and house drain. Any connection beyond the house connection into the home comes under the responsibility of the house owner.

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