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Information on Scheduling an Inspection

To comply with the East Bay Regional Private Sewer Lateral Program, a verification test is required to demonstrate that the lateral is free of leaks (the upper lateral only for properties in Alameda and Albany and the entire lateral, upper and lower, in all other regions). It is the responsibility of the property owner (or their agent) to schedule an inspection with EBMUD to witness a verification test on the property's private sewer lateral(s).

EBMUD's online scheduling tool allows you to view all available inspection windows. You may select the available inspection window that will best serve you. Please be ready for the inspection at the start of the window. EBMUD will conduct the inspection within the scheduled window.

Appointments for PSL inspections are available Monday through Friday, except on EBMUD holidays.

Steps to Schedule an Inspection
Please use the online scheduling tool to request your inspection. You will be asked to:

  1. Enter your property's address.
  2. Select your property from the provided list.
  3. Enter your name and contact information.
  4. Request an inspection to receive a Compliance Certificate.
  5. Provide information regarding the contractor to perform the verification test.
  6. Select your inspection date and time from the provided available windows.
  7. Pay your Compliance Certificate fee.
  8. Receive a confirmation of your inspection appointment via email.
  9. Be ready at the start of your inspection window to perform the verification test.

Special appointments are required for the following types of properties, and these inspections may not be scheduled online:

If you schedule an inspection online for a multilateral parcel, a property within an HOA, or a property within the Port of Oakland or Alameda Point, EBMUD may cancel your online appointment or direct the EBMUD inspector not to perform the inspection, in which case you will be required to reschedule and pay all applicable fees.

Off Hours Inspection Requests
Please allow at least 3 full business days to process the off-hours inspection request. HOAs and multi-lateral properties must submit a map of testing for review prior to requesting an Off Hours inspection. For example, if a contractor is looking for a weekend appointment, the request should be made by calling (510) 287-1599 no later than Tuesday afternoon.

Disclaimer: EBMUD issues compliance certificates solely on the basis of the performance of the tested sewer lateral in a verification test performed in the presence of EBMUD personnel. The verification test is designed for the sole purpose of determining whether the tested portion of a sewer lateral is free from leaks at the time the test is performed. By issuing this certificate, EBMUD warrants only that the tested portion of the sewer lateral passed a verification test on the date indicated. EBMUD makes no warranty, representation, or guarantee as to the sewer lateral's existing or future condition or its compliance with the legal standards of any other jurisdiction, including building or construction standards without limitation. EBMUD expressly disclaims any and all warranties, both express and implied, as to the sewer lateral's condition or compliance with legal standards and shall bear no liability in connection therewith.

For additional information regarding PSL inspections or online scheduling/cancellations, please call the scheduling desk at (510) 287-1599.

EBMUD Holidays
Monday December 25, 2023
Tuesday December 26, 2023
Monday January 1, 2024
Monday January 15, 2024
Monday February 12, 2024
Monday February 19, 2024
Monday April 1, 2024
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Wednesday June 19, 2024
Thursday July 4, 2024
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Friday November 29, 2024
Wednesday December 25, 2024
Thursday December 26, 2024