Broken Sewer Pipe Palm Harbor. A Palm Harbor homeowner contacted us about a broken sewer pipe they had on their property. The house was built in the late 1980’s and although the sewer pipes were PVC and not that old, the original contractor did not glue the PVC at the joints. The unglued joints allowed tree roots to enter, thus causing a slow but determined root mass to back up their entire system. The Palm Harbor homeowners decided on the Perma-Lateral system to fix the broken sewer pipe and renew the pipes life for a minimum of 50+ years. If you live in Palm Harbor or any surrounding Tampa Bay community, please call us to see a live demonstration on how to fix broken sewer pipes with zero property damage.