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The EBMUD PSL Ordinance Explained

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) ordinance mandates that a sewer test must be performed on all properties located in the EBMUD service area that are involved in a real estate transaction. An EBMUD sewer lateral certificate of compliance must be issued in order for the escrow to close. Other triggers that make an EBMUD PSL certificate necessary are renovations exceeding $100,000 and increasing the size of the water meter to a property. The ordinance requires property owners to repair or replace leaking pipes and ensure all sewer lines are properly connected.
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Getting a Certificate

An EBMUD PSL certificate is issued after the property has passed a pressure/water test that is viewed and inspected by the local city inspector and EBMUDs field inspector. EBMUD PSL certificates are valid for 7 years or 20 years, depending on whether the lateral is tested with or without repairs. The only exceptions are condominiums.

Call a Qualified Plumbing Contractor

If you are affected by the program, don't panic. E-Z Plumbing Company Inc. is here to help you comply with all the new city and country regulations. We assess your sewer lateral using a video inspection system and perform any necessary repairs or replacements. E-Z Plumbing Company is a qualified plumbing contractor for the grant program with Castro Valley. Visit the Castro Valley Sanitary District website to read more about the Castro Valley Lateral Replacement Grant Program.

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Please visit the East Bay Regional Private Sewer Lateral Program website for more information. This site includes an extensive FAQ section.