The purpose of the Voluntary Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program is to assist homeowners in minimizing house and property flooding due to sanitary sewer surcharges by addressing the condition of the private sewer lateral, through full lining or complete replacement, or overhead plumbing or other approved sewer backflow-preventing devices. If approved for the Program, residents would be eligible for up to 20% or a maximum of $1,260 reimbursement, whichever is less of the total cost of the private sewer lateral rehabilitation.
The cost sharing program is available only to single-family residential lots and applicable only to stand-alone sanitary sewer lateral rehabilitation projects or other approved flood reduction equipment such as sewer backflow devices and overhead sewer systems. Prior to the City authorizing a cost-share program, City staff will perform an inspection for any cross connection of storm sewer laterals to sanitary sewer laterals. If a cross-connection is found, property owners are required to disconnect the laterals at their own cost.
For more information about the Voluntary Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program, please follow this link. If you have additional questions, please contact Sewer Section Foreman Wayne Bauer at 847.432.0807 or Plumbing Inspector Fred Alaimo at 847.926.1165.