A sewer lateral is a section of underground piping that connects a property’s plumbing system to the main sewer line or septic system. It typically runs from the building’s foundation to the main sewer line or septic tank, carrying wastewater away from the property. Sewer laterals are usually made of materials such as PVC, clay, cast iron, or concrete, depending on local building codes and soil conditions. 

Proper installation and maintenance of sewer laterals are essential to ensure the efficient and safe disposal of wastewater and to prevent issues such as blockages, leaks, or backups that can lead to property damage and health hazards.

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