What is a Side Sewer?
A side sewer is a privately owned and maintained pipe which is designed to carry drainage water or waste water from a plumbing outlet to other approved facility from a building or structure to the public sewer system located in the public right-of-way (ROW) or other approved discharge point.
Do I need to Hire a Registered Side Sewer Contractor(RSSC) for my project?
A Registered Side Sewer Contractor (RSSC) is required when working in the right-of-way (ROW). Work on private property can be done by anyone. When hiring a contractor, it is recommended that the contractor has done this type of work recently in the city of Seattle. Side sewer regulations differ greatly in different jurisdictions and from the plumbing code (IPC).
When is a Side Sewer Permit Required?
Is a side sewer permit is required any time you install, repair or replace sewer or storm pipe that discharges to the public system. The property owner or Registered Side Sewer Contractor (RSSC) is required to obtain a City of Seattle permit to repair the side sewer. A city site inspector will inspect the repaired line to validate that the work was performed according to code.
Bob Oates Plumbing Sewer & Rooter is a Registered Side Sewer Contractor for the city of Seattle as well as outlying cities. We have been experts in this field for over 30 years and hire only the most qualified technicians to complete any side sewer work.