Sewer Tap Fees
Sewer tap fees vary depending on various aspects. Single Dwelling households are served by a 4-inch tap. Fees for this size tap within the Jonesborough corporate limits are currently $2000, and an additional $25.00 inspection fee.
Households on gravity sewer service are encouraged to install back flow preventers at the point of connection of the household sewer service line with the Town sewer system. Unless the Town is shown to be negligent in the manner in which it maintains sewer collection lines or an individual household connection, the Town will not pay for damages due to sewer back-up into a business or residence.
Sewer Back-up Insurance
Homeowners insurance that covers damage from sewer back-up can be obtained from a number of insurance carriers. Property owners are encouraged to include sewer back-up coverage in their homeowner’s policy.
Sewer service is billed based on water usage, and the sewer rate is 1.25 times the water rate.
Problems in sewer service can be reported to the Jonesborough Department of Environmental Services 423.753.1022 during normal working hours from 7 am to 4 pm on weekdays. Sewer problems can also be reported to Town Hall, 423.753.1031, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Problems with sewer from the house or structure to the Town’s sewer collection line are the responsibility of the home or property owner. Owners must be able to show the evidence that any blockage is in the Town’s line and not the owner’s sewer line.