Lateral Replacement Grant Program

Thank you for helping us protect and preserve our local environment by replacing your privately owned sewer lateral. 

Grant Program

Private laterals are the responsibility of the property owner, from the building to and including the connection at the District main line.

Fund Allocation* 

  • Maximum Grant: Varies. $1,500 - $4,000
  • Total Funds Allocated to Date: $376,097
  • Total Funds Available: $423,903 
  • Total Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Allocation: $800,000

In Fiscal Year 2017 to 2018 to date, allocated funds will have replaced 12,473 linear feet of lateral pipelines in 137 projects.

*updated as of 3/20/18

Pipe Responsibility Diagram

The grant program is designed to help property owners in our district with the cost of fixing their leaky and damaged lateral sewer pipes. These private pipes connect homes and businesses to the public sewer mains and are responsible for an estimated 50 percent of all sewer spills! 

Chronic Problems

If you are experiencing chronic problems such as backups and overflows that require ongoing professional plumbing maintenance, you probably have a lateral pipe that needs repair. Other signs of leakage and damage to your pipe may be less evident. Slow running pipes, odors, and ground movement around lateral pipes may indicate a problem as well.

The lateral replacement grant program guide (PDF) includes complete instructions along with a flow chart, lateral replacement grant program (LRGP) application, and approved contractor list.