Public vs. Private Ownership of Water and Sewer Lines
State law requires cities to notify homeowners of the public vs. private ownership of water and sewer lines. Any necessary repairs to the water line that runs between the home and the water meter are the responsibility of the homeowner, and any repairs to the sewer line that runs between the home and the sewer main are the responsibility of the homeowner. These responsibilities may be different for homeowners in an HOA or on private roads.