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Trees, tree roots and sewer facts....
What about city owned trees blocking my sewer line?
Unfortunately, the property owner is responsible for sewer lines from your building to sewer main hookup. This can include portions if the sewer line under city sidewalks & roads! You cannot cut down a city/public owned tree that is blocking your sewer....there are rules to follow. In situations where the property owner requests in writing the removal of city owned trees for the reason of sewer line blockage, a representative of the Forestry Branch will inspect the tree(s) and make a decision. City owned trees are rarely removed for the reason of sewer line blockage. The City of Winnipeg only removes trees when they are dead, diseased, dying, involved in approved permitted construction or are visibility or safety Hazard.
Red Alert Sewer & Drain can cost effectively maintain your sewer lines through annual/ bi-annual preventative line cleaning & also through video inspection- ensure proper condition to keep your drains & sewer lines flowing. Maintaining your lines can save you $1,000's & major headaches!
Managing partner, Matt Newransky, with a large sewer "monster- root" pulled from a residential home in Winnipeg. Removal restored full functioning of this customers sewer line.