In addition, the sewers
under roads slated for future road improvements are also televised.
Although the sewer
main was typically located in one of the parkways parallel to the street, ditches on both sides were flooded simultaneously to identify leaking service laterals from the opposite side.
You'd think by now that the people who maintain the sewer
system in Los Angeles would start listening to Jack McCarthy when he squawks about his water bill.
This step is particularly important if the sewers
are designed to leak.
Many of the sewers
and manholes are old and deteriorated, and require rehabilitation.
Residential sewer service charges will be based on each bill-payer's winter water use, which is believed to more accurately reflect the amount of water that goes down the sewers
as opposed to water used to irrigate large lots in the valley's hot summer climate.
Most importantly, television inspection of the sewers
was only scheduled when RII was active.
Valley residents in particular have objected to the escalating charges, saying because of larger lots and hotter weather they use more water on landscaping that doesn't go down the sewers
In a 12-1 action, the council adopted new standards where the sewer
service charge will be based on the average winter water usage, rather than include summer usage when more water goes on lawns and not down the sewers