As more of the Riverbend becomes developed, more of the land will hook on to a sewer system. This is happening in Godfrey with the extension from Godfrey Road to Humbert Road in the initial phases and the Piasa Hills project recently completed. If you live in an area where you will soon have sewer service, a spokesman from the Illinois Department of Insurance says there are a few things you should know.
First is that you likely do not have the option of keeping your septic tank system.
Mark Terry says your insurance company may also hold you liable for any damage if your old septic tank is not sealed off or removed. If it would back up into the house, the company may want to further investigate whether or not you were at fault.