Many East Bay Communities already have a point of sale ordinance that requires inspection and in many cases replacement of the sewer lateral when the property is sold. Berkeley, Richmond, Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington already have these ordinances. EBMUD is the latest to join in. Two of the communities affected will be Oakland, Emeryville. The Original start date for the ordinance was for properties that went into escrow starting January 2011.
Per a discussion with EBMUD that is no longer the established start date.
A new date will be determined by the end of December.
You can monitor updates by going directly to the EBMUD website. The site also explains the ordinance,
And don't forget to check out my website, http://www.billfletcherhomes.com/, for market stats, property searches, open houses, neighborhood videos (my favorite), and more. If you need a property valuation, comparative market analysis, help buying or selling a home please call or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.