Am I allowed to install my own sewer line?

On the homeowner's property, this is permissible, but must meet the plumbing code and be inspected. If the repair is on city property the work must be done by a licensed master plumber and a bonded contractor. It is recommended that a licensed plumber do any major repairs or installations.

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1. Where does the responsibility of the homeowner lie in regard to the sewer lateral?
2. Is it illegal to connect any downspouts, groundwater sump pumps or overflows to the sanitary sewer?
3. We have had backups at our home previously. What can we do to prevent this situation from happening again?
4. Why is my sewer bill higher than my water bill?
5. Will I be billed for sewer when I fill my swimming pool or can the fee be waived?
6. Am I allowed to install my own sewer line?
7. Can I, as a homeowner, do plumbing in my own home?
8. Does the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) have records of the location of my sewer?
9. What type of sewer lateral do I have at my home?