Your sewer line cracks and suddenly you have a major backup on your hands. Who do you call? How can you ensure that you and your family are safe in your own home

Beginning November 2017, homeowners will need to call a plumber from the City of Santa Cruz’s list of “Certified Sewer Inspectors” for repairs if:

  • A sanitary sewer spill or overflow occurs
  • A sewer lateral inspection required upon point of sale or for a building permit
  • A cleaning multi-unit properties that contain private sanitary sewer collection systems every two years
  • A video inspection of a multi-unit properties that contain private sanitary sewer collection systems every 10 years
  • An inspection of private lift station on properties with more than five dwelling units required every five years.

Certified Sewer Inspectors are plumbers who had completed a training provided by the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO).

NASSCO is a professional organization founded in 1976 to train, educate, and certify individuals and companies in sewer repair. Much like the Better Business Bureau, NASSCO is helpful in determining which company you should trust to fix your sewer issues. NASSCO plumbers will ensure that following maintenance or repair the sanitary sewer system around your house meets industry standards, is environmentally friendly and is not costing you more money.