Property Owner Information

As shown by the photo below, private sewer line repairs can be very expensive and disruptive.  On this page you will learn how to care for your private sewer line to avoid the kind of damage that can lead to costly sewer repairs.

Photo of house with front yard being excavated

If your private sewer line is backing up, your first call should be to our Sewer Maintenance office at (651)-266-9850.  For all other problems or questions related to your private sewer line, pleas call our Service Desk at (651)-266-6234.

Ownership and Location of Your Private Sewer Line

As shown in the illustration below, your private sewer line extends from your home's foundation and includes its connection to the city's sewer main.  Property owners in the city of Saint Paul are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their private sewer lines.

Depiction of private sewer line connecting to city sewer main

To learn more about your private sewer line and the City's sewer main that is connected to, click on the link below to watch the award winning video:  Watch the Award Winning video: THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM: Whose Pipe is it Anyway?

Helpful Links

Sewer Assessment Packet

Contractors Who Televise Private Sewer Lines

All Licensed House Drain Contractors

Sewer Assessment Program Notification Form  Note: This form was previously named Decline of Sewer Assessment Form

Deferment of Special Assessment

Saint Paul Emergency Deferred Payment Loan