A Sewer Lateral is the part of your sewer system that runs from the foundation of the house to the sewer-main, which is usually under the street. Most residents don’t give it much thought until there are backup problems.
The program is designed to assist residents with the high cost of replacing their sewer lateral line. These costs can range anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 depending on the depth and length of your sewer line and the significance of the break. The program has a special fund to assist homeowners in meeting this expense. This is a break-even fund, with no additional tax support. Payments from the fund may be reduced due to the fund balance available. Please contact the Public Works Department for more information on this funding.