Sewer Laterals and FAQ

Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repairs

The Sewer Lateral Fund helps residents with sewer lateral repairs. The Mayor and Council changed the amount of funding available to residents from this fund to a maximum of $2,500 in FY 2019 for sewer line replacement.

Sewer Lateral Replacement Fund

Sewer Lateral Application

The Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program applies only to residential buildings of up to six (6) units. The program is not available to commercial or industrial property

A sanitary sewer lateral carries waste from your home to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) main sewer. The sanitary sewer lateral extends from your home to MSD’s main connection. MSD does not pay for repairs to your sanitary sewer lateral or the connection, as this is the homeowner’s responsibility. The City’s Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program will pay the first $2,500 of the cost of the repair of the sanitary sewer lateral line. The remainder of the proposed cost will be the homeowner’s responsibility. Damaged or blocked pipes located inside/under your home are not covered under this program.

The program is limited to available funds. Only expenses approved by the City are covered under this program. The City’s program will cover the first $2,500 of the expenses specifically related to the approved repair of the sanitary sewer lateral, including excavation, repair of the sanitary sewer lateral, back-filling, pavement, seeding and strawing. The program does not cover restoration of landscaping. If you have questions, contact us at 314-505-8560.

It is also advised that our resident property owners check with their homeowners insurance to see if they may have other supplemental coverage options for sewer lines through their home hazard insurer.

Please review the FAQ pages for information about:




Streets, Curbs, and Sidewalks

Title Companies and Realtors


Yard Waste

If you have further questions, please contact a trustee.  Thank you.