Service laterals are the pipes that run through your yard to connect water and sewer services provided by Village of Tularosa to the plumbing in your home. Just as you own and maintain the landscaping, driveway, and block wall on your property, you also own and are responsible for maintaining certain portions of the water and sewer service laterals that run through your property.
Your responsibility for your property’s water service lateral begins at the point where it connects to the City-owned water meter; this point is called your water service connection. Your responsibility for your sewer service lateral begins at the point where it connects to the City’s sewer main in the street; this point is called your sewer service connection.
If you experience a water leak, blocked pipe or pipe break at any point on your side of your water or sewer service connection, you are responsible for repairs and for all associated costs. If the leak, blockage or break occurs on the City’s side of the water or sewer service connection, the City is responsible for repairs and for all associated costs.
The Village of Tularosa is responsible for:
The homeowner is responsible for: