Residential Sewer Lateral Repair Program
Unincorporated St. Louis County voted YES for Proposition 1 on the St. Louis County Election ballot in 1999.
Proposition 1. The Residential Sewer Lateral Repair Program covers the cost of repairing a defective residential sewer lateral.
Residential sewer laterals run from the foundation of a house to the sewer main.
Under the new program, homeowners will pay a $28.00 fee annually. This fee was included on the 1999 real estate property tax bills issued to homeowners in unincorporated St. Louis County.
The $28.00 fee establishes a fund that will cover the cost of replacing a defective sewer lateral.
Prior to Proposition 1, homeowners were responsible for paying the total cost of repairing their sewer lateral, ranging from $2,000 to $15,000. Sewer laterals under a street before connecting to a sewer main could cost $15,000 in repairs.
Now, homeowners do not pay for the replacement of their sewer lateral. They are responsible for hiring a licensed plumber or licensed drain layer to clear any blockage in their sewer lateral.
For more information call 314-615-8427.