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Schenectady may repair broken laterals

Residents would still be charged

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It’s a homeowner’s nightmare: A mystery leak turns into a $6,000 water or sewer lateral repair. Laterals, the pipes that connect each house to the main pipes in the street, are the responsibility of the homeowner. When one starts to leak, the homeowner has to fix it — pronto. But not for much longer. In the proposed 2013 budget, the city would fix all laterals and bill the cost of materials to the resident — ...

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