What is a PSL?
Why Should I Fix My PSL?
Compliance Certificate
Buying/Selling Property
Changing Water Meter Size
Courtesy Notice
Exemption Certificate
Time Extension Certificate
$4,500 Refund
Guidelines and Resources
Pautas para Contratistas
Voluntary Compliance

Reschedule Inspection
Cancel Inspection

Check Compliance Status
Compliance Certificate
Exemption Certificate
Time Extension Certificate

Hiring a Contractor

Here are some tips to consider when selecting a contractor for working on your private sewer lateral.

NOTE:During the installation of new gas lines by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), some private sewer laterals may have been pierced or completely bored through - known as a cross bore. Underground Service Alert does not typically mark private sewer laterals and as a result, cross bores may go undetected, and if damaged create a potentially hazardous situation. For gas line cross bore information, visit PG&E's website. A review of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspection should also include looking for evidence of a cross bore. If you suspect a gas line cross bore, call PG&E at (800) 743-5000. If you suspect a gas leak, warn inhabitants, evacuate the area and call 911 and PG&E at (800) 743-5000.

In the event that a Time Extension Certificate is active for your property, EBMUD will refund the $4,500 deposit within approximately two weeks of your property receiving a Compliance Certificate.

EBMUD DOES NOT have an agreement or other arrangement with any contractor you may hire to perform work on your private sewer lateral. If you would like to use your $4,500 deposit to pay your contractor, you are responsible for communicating your desired payment terms to your contractor and including those terms in your contract.