Sewer Contractor

Hiring a sewer contractor is necessary whenever a sewer system has to be installed, fixed, or cleaned out. Due to the fact that sewer systems have untreated waste and environmental toxins, systems must be cleaned and repaired by skilled technicians. Otherwise, wastewater and pollutants could be released into the environment.

When employing the services of a sewer contractor it is essential to work with reputable companies that employ licensed contractors. Any contractor that works on sewer lines needs to have appropriate business licenses, liability and workman's comp insurance, and state and county work permits.


The installation process of sewer pipeline is elaborate. If systems are improperly installed, serious problems can arise. Not only should contractors be licensed, they should also be trained in the specific field of work necessary for the construction job.

Pipeline construction projects may be categorized as residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, or municipal. Residential sewer pipes convey sewage through city sewer lines or individual septic tanks.

Septic tanks are often found in locations where there is considerable distance between homes. In essence, septic tanks are private sewer systems because they are not connected to municipal systems. Homeowners are responsible for taking care of the system to make certain that untreated sewage and wastewater is not released.

Municipal sewer systems are taken care of by the county. These systems connect to individual residences through a network of sewer pipes. Sewage is transported to treatment facilities where it undergoes a series of filtration processes.

The greatest challenge that many municipalities are currently facing is repairing and replacing obsolete systems. Many of these systems have been in place for over 100 years and are in desperate need of modernization. When counties embark on projects to replace sewer pipes throughout the county, sewer contractors are specifically hired by either the governing municipality or by the general contractors or individual developers responsible for the new installation.

Largely inhabited locations require extensive sewer pipe networks to regulate the type of waste products that are placed into the system. One important component of these systems is sewer manholes. Manholes serve two purposes: The first is to provide contractors access to the system for maintenance and repair work. The second is to provide a venting source so that gases that built up inside the pipes can be released.

The majority of sewer systems operate through gravitational forces that convey wastewater downhill. When sewer systems are positioned in low-lying areas, contractors usually have to construct a lift station to raise the elevation. This is necessary to transport sewage to a gravity powered system so that it can ultimately be conveyed to a treatment facility.

Conveying sewage to treatment facilities involves making use of an intricate sewer system comprised of sewer pipes, manholes, laterals, and oil and water separators.

Sewer pipelines and components must comply with guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sewer contractors have to abide by EPA guidelines and use materials approved by the Agency.

Sewer maintenance and installation is a complex procedure that demands employing the services of experienced sewer contractors like Kana Pipeline. We have received recognition for being an industry leader in sewer system installation, maintenance, and value engineering.

Kana pipeline complies with EPA regulations and state and federal guidelines. We work closely with regulatory agencies to ensure sewer system projects meet and exceed construction standards and codes. We possess nearly 30 years experience as a sewer contractor for residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, and industrial projects.

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our company, personnel, and the various jobs we have completed. We also provide additional information about sewer pipelines and offer tips for hiring a qualified sewer contractor in our sewer and water pipeline blog.

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Published on March 12, 2012 | Comments: 2

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It provides guidance so that systems can be designed to safely and sustainable accommodate periods when the design capacity of drainage systems are exceeded during extreme events. Nice post.

Thank you.

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