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Article 11, Chapter 1 Section 11-1-6 of the Park Ridge Municipal Code states that all repairs to the sewer lateral (private house service) up to and including the connection to the sewer main is the responsibility of the homeowner. All repairs to the water service pipes between the buffalo box and the premises are the responsibility of the homeowner. Water meters are maintained by the City.   Faq
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Most tree roots grow primarily in the top three feet of soil and sewer house laterals are usually a minimum of six feet deep at the right-of-way.  Tree roots do not invade sewer pipes that are structurally sound.  When a sewer pipe is already cracked or broken tree roots may find their way into the pipe.  Homeowners should periodically inspect their sewer house lateral to prevent future problems and costly repairs and can do so by installing a...
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For after-hours emergencies please call:  847-318-5252. For general shut off requests please contact Public Works Service Center: 847-318-5240. Turning off water at the street does not discontinue your water bill. You must continue to send in meter reads and remit payment for base charges. Base charges include: Fixed Sewer, Meter, and Tax Faq
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flat work Installation of siding in excess of one hundred (100) square feet Deck, porch, stair or stoop construction or replacement Installation of or alteration to an elevator Exterior door or window replacement or installation involving structural changes Addition to, alteration, replacement or relocation of any standpipe system, water supply, plumbing, sewer, drainage, gas, soil waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring, heating, air conditioning, or other mechanical components
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