Over time, laterals age and deteriorate, crack, leak and break. During wet weather, massive amounts of storm water percolates into the soil, enters the lateral pipe cracks, mixes with sewage, and sometimes overwhelms sewer pipelines and treatment plants, leading to spills and backups into homes, streets and the Bay. New laws now mandate zero tolerance for such events. Failure to stop them brings stiff fines and legal actions.
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