Sewer Lateral Assistance

Even though the District has done its part and has the lowest sewer overflow rate in Marin County, if laterals continue to age and break, they will cause increased sewer spills and overflows no matter what the District does. This is why the District developed a Lateral Repair Program to help homeowners. The Private Sewer Lateral Rehabilitation Assistance Program provides customers with funds at a low interest rate to pay for needed lateral repairs. District customers can apply to borrow up to $10,000 from the fund to finance lateral replacement with 10 years to pay back the money at a 2 percent interest rate.  Title 2, Chapter 8 of the District Ordinance Code provides details of the program.

Many homes in our District are more than 50 years old and never had their laterals replaced. Laterals are the privately owned portion of the sewer pipe that connects your home to the public sewer main. Leaking laterals contribute to sewage being released into the environment and also allow rainwater to enter and overload the sewer system (INI*) which can also result in spills when capacity is exceeded.

The Private Sewer Lateral Rehabilitation Assistance Program provides customers with funds at a low interest rate to pay for needed lateral repairs. District customers can apply to borrow up to $10,000 from the fund to finance lateral replacement with 10 years to pay back the money at a 2 percent interest rate.

Sewer Lateral Assistance fill-in application form

Complete package of Sewer Lateral Assistance Program Guidelines and Application

*Additional information on Inflow and Infiltration (INI) is available on our website at Inflow and Infiltration.

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