How are sewers placed in the town?

The Town of Webster does not decide where sewers will be constructed. Residents sign a petition and give it to the Sewer Department. The department sets up a meeting, and if more than 50% of the residents in the proposed area vote yes to extend sewers to that area, then the department will hire an engineer to give a cost estimate of what it will cost each homeowner over a 20-year period.

The department then has another meeting with the affected properties and again requires more than 50% of the property owners to say yes once they know the total cost. If that happens, the Town Board will hold a public hearing and then vote to approve the project.

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1. How are sewers placed in the town?
2. Where is my sewer lateral?
3. What should I do if my sewer is plugged?
4. What causes sewer odors in the house?
5. What is the purpose of a vapor trap?
6. What is the purpose of the roof vent?
7. What causes blockages to occur?
8. Whom do I call if I have a sewer problem?
9. Is my home or property connected to the Town's sanitary sewer system?
10. What is the difference between a sanitary sewer and a storm sewer?