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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Sewer Lateral Repair Program Updates

Sewer Lateral Repair Program

The Board of Aldermen approved Resolution 1084.2 in February 2019. Updates to the City's Sewer Lateral Repair Program are effective March 11, 2019. 

If the property owner is experiencing a blockage problem with the sewer lateral service line, the property owner should contact a licensed plumber to clear the blockage. As a common home maintenance expense, the cost of cabling and clearing a sewer lateral service line is the property owner’s responsibility. If a plumber is unable to clear the blockage, this incident will become a priority investigation. The property owner should contact City of Brentwood Public Works Department’s Sewer Lateral Program Coordinator (314.963.8642 Monday-Friday 7 am-3:30 pm) to report this incident and coordinate possible repairs. 

For eligible repairs, City staff will contact and coordinate with the contractor to perform repair work for the sewer lateral. The eligible repair cost ceiling is limited to a maximum of $3,500 per costs associated with repairs per property per calendar year. Any sewer lateral repairs required above the $3,500 maximum per repair incident are the responsibility of the property owner. The contractor will be properly licensed, insured, bonded, and experienced in completing this type of repair work.

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