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Old 03-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Locating municipal sewer line


Hi all.

I'm trying to plunk a deck down on top of my Township's Sewer Line Easement, and I'm hoping if I can show them where my 5 foot encroachment is in relation to their Utility line, I can get a variance.

Can I just pull the cover off and shoot an azimuth with a compass?

I know where the next manhole is but I cant see it directly due to a hill

Have somebody stand between me and the two manholes and stretch a string?

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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Their easement width isn't just for the pipe.
It's wide to accommodate the heavy equipment.

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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The whole things a giant mess. The Developer in the 70's had our lot marked as un-buildable and then someone came in and built.

The topography makes it impossible for anyone to get heavy equipment in there. At least not through the deck. So if I can show them that even if they have to replace the whole line there's still room for their ditchbox to sit I think we could make some progress.

If I ask them, do they have to come out and mark the line as part of OneCall?

There's some pics of the lot over in my "Joist Layout" thread.
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