Get A FREE 2nd Opinion

We’re here to help! If you have a sewer issue, we offer FREE SECOND Opinions. CALL TODAY AND SAVE.
Call UsContact Us

Our Services

Street Works Engineering Has You Covered!

Street Work

Licensed to dig in the street and public right away. We pull the permits.

Subcontractors

You sell it, we do it. We work for you.

Septic Services

Septic pumping and water extraction in garages and basements.

We Never Leave A Mess

Friendly, Honest Interaction

Skilled/Well Trained Techs

We Show Up On Time!

24/7 Service Availability

Frequently Asked Questions

Can My Plumber Work On My Sewer Line?

If the work is to be done entirely on your property, yes. A plumber with a C-36 Contractor’s license and a Los Angeles City business license can do the work. If the work is to be done in the public right of way, a Class “A” Permit is required. These are issued by the City’s Bureau of Engineering.

What Is A Sewer Lateral?

A sewer lateral is a pipe that carries wastewater from buildings on private property (for example from homes or businesses) to the mainline sewer. The sewer lateral consists of upper and lower laterals.

The upper lateral extends from the building structure to the property line. The lower lateral extends from the property line to the street. The mainline sewer is usually located under the street; it may also be located under an alley or in an easement on private property.

There Is A Problem With My Sewer Lateral. Will The City Fix It?

Unfortunately, no. In Los Angeles, as in most other cities and municipalities, property owners are responsible for maintaining and repairing sewer laterals, including the lower lateral.

If A City-Owned Tree Causes Root Intrusion Or Damage To A Sewer Lateral Located Under A City Street, Who Is Responsible For Cleaning Or Repairing The Lateral?

In Los Angeles, as in most other cities and municipalities, property owners are responsible for maintaining and repairing sewer laterals, including the lower lateral. This is true even if the source of root intrusion or damage is partly or entirely from trees planted on public right-of-way.

The City’s Municipal Code allows property owners to connect to the public mainline sewer through sewer laterals. Though the lower lateral is located under the street or otherwise in the public right-of-way, the lateral can legally only serve one property lot. Therefore, it is not for the public benefit and the City cannot maintain or repair laterals at the expense of the City’s ratepayers.

Have a differint Question?

Reday To Get Started?

Call UsMessage

Testimonials

“It’s hard to believe that someone could be this excited about getting a new sewer, but I am, thanks to the outstanding work performed by the team at Street Works Engineering!!”

Inor I.

“This company is awesome. I’m a landlord and the city tree caused the sewer line for my apartment building to collapse. Literally, the sewage was blocked from traveling into the city sewer system. The break was on city property in the grass center median. No C-36 plumber can work beyond the curb but these guys can! They have a Class A engineering license. ”

Lori G.

“Great service from Albert B, he came out worked on my storm drains, great price, and did what he said he’d do, and was personable, smart, and very good at explaining my issue. I’ll be using them for all my plumbing needs from now”

Eric W.

We are Available 24/7!
Have a septic tank that needs to be replaced or pumped? Or maybe you want to convert your septic system to a sewer line setup? Call the experienced and friendly team at Street Works Engineering…We’re ready to help!
Call Us Anytime: 866-377-4002

Schedule A Service Appointment Today!

Call Us: 866-377-4002