Association of Bay Area Governments Pooled Liability Assurance Network Corporation (ABAG PLAN)
Position on the Prevention of Sewer Backups and Backflows
We believe that backups and backflows - in spite of our best collective efforts - can and will occur, and when they do, the worst place for backups is in a home or business.
- Regulatory standards for sanitary sewer system and maintenance, designed to prevent sewer backflows.
- Professional standards and training for quickly responding to and effectively mitigating the effects of sanitary sewer backups and overflows.
- Protecting the public from sewer backups and backflows by requiring backflow prevention devices, including cleanout overflow devices.
- Education on the risks and prevention of sewer backups.