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One of the benefits of modern life is that we don’t often have to think about the unpleasant parts of life that we depend on for our health and safety. The advent of sewer systems as ways to remove waste from homes and businesses is by this time not new, but its widespread use across the world has seen a dramatic reduction in disease, better public health, and less worry in their homes and businesses.

Don’t Take Your Sewer Pipe for Granted

Sewer PipeFirst of all, most municipal and other sewer systems are responsible for the main lines only, leaving responsibility for the sewer line to your home or business the responsibility of the property owner. Depending on when your sewer line was installed, last repaired or replaced, and the part of the country you are in, your sewer pipe may be made from one of several types. Clay, concrete, cast iron, Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and a material called orangeburg have all been popular at different times, although most codes now specify the type of sewer pipe that must be used. In general, only PVC, ABS, and occasionally cast iron sewer pipes are in common use for sewer line installation and repair, due to their higher durability and long working lifespan. Work with your local building contractor, public works department or sewer organization in order to know the local regulations for your building.

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