A court order now requires the cities of Oakland, Emeryville and Piedmont to require homeowners to fix or upgrade their sewer lines when a home is sold or upgraded. The East Bay Municipal Utility District ("EBMUD") Wastewater Control Ordinance will require property owners in certain areas of the EBMUD wastewater service area to obtain a compliance certificate that shows their private sewer laterals ("PSL's") are without defects and have proper connections. The private sewer lateral program requirements for property owners will be phased in throughout 2011.
The cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley and the Stege Sanitary District (which serves Kensington, the City of El Cerrito and a portion of the City of Richmond) have local private sewer lateral ordinances already in effect.
- You may also monitor new start date and more information by going to the EBMUD website at http://www.ebmud.com/our-