After a failed attempt to open the sewer lateral by rotary cutter, the property owner should contact a plumbing company to camera their sewer lateral line. Root blockage/infiltration does not qualify for the Sewer Lateral Repair Program.
After review of the video, the City will determine eligibility for the Sewer Lateral Repair Program. If eligible, the City will determine the lowest and/or best bid and will authorize the approved St. Louis County licensed plumber/drain layer to do the repair.
If eligible, the cost of the camera work is reimbursed at 90% to the property owner. The property owner shall be responsible for the remaining 10%.
If eligible, corrective sewer lateral repair work is reimbursed at 90% to the Contractor, less $30 for the excavation permit. The property owner shall be responsible for the remaining 10%.
The City Sanitary Sewer Lateral Program includes repair or replacement of the defective portion of the sewer lateral line, filling the trench, and seed and straw. Right-of-way public sidewalk and sewer replacement is covered when required. The property owner shall be responsible for all other restoration (landscaping, pavement or other work requested by the property owner).
The maximum City contribution shall be $7,500.
Sewer line maintenance cost is not covered by the program.
Property owners who are delinquent in paying the City sewer lateral fee will not be allowed to participate in the Sewer Lateral Repair Program until all delinquent fees and/or penalties are paid.