Rear Yard Sewer/Catchbasin Frequently Asked Questions

  • There's a sewer in my back yard, what is it for and who is responsible for its maintenance?

    It is a catch basin, installed for the purposes of collecting overland drainage from surrounding properties through swales. The catch basin, and the pipe connecting it to the sewer in the road are maintained by the City typically through an easement, however the swale maintenance is the responsibility of the individual home owner.

    Categories: Drainage, Municipal Works, Rear Yard Sewer/Catchbasin