Who is responsible for repairs when tree roots interfere with sewer lines?

The maintenance responsibility of a sewer line is that of the property owner.  The City will only repair or replace the connection to the sewer main line.  Tree roots can be chemically removed from a sewer line through the application of a herbicide which burns off any obstructing roots.  Typically, these applications area required every two to three years.  The Department of Public Works will provide this service to homeowners in accordance with the current fee schedule.

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