I want to build a shed in my yard and the only suitable location is right on top of my sewer lateral. Can or should I do this?
If you construct any permanent object or place a fence or plant trees and bushes over top of your sewer lateral you are asking for trouble. At some point it is con-ceivable that excavation of your lateral may be necessary for repair or replacement purposes. To expand on that question relative to mainline sewers, it should be noted that the Authority has an easement for those purposes and may at some point have to exercise the right to excavate or gain access with equipment for maintenance. The more obstacles there are to deal with, the more costly and bothersome the project becomes. Use your best judgement and try to err on the side of the conservative. (Murphy is always very near!)