A sewer lateral is defined as the portion of the sewage system that carries household wastes to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) or private sewer main and which begins approximately six inches from the cast iron or plastic stub-out point outside the foundation or exterior wall of the residential dwelling structure and ends at the MSD or private sewer main. A defective lateral sewer service line is a line that is not functioning properly.
The City of Brentwood's Sewer Lateral Program applies to single-family residential and single-family fee simple ownership.
The Board of Aldermen updated the sewer lateral repair program in February 2019. Resolution 1084.2 involves these changes: Cabling/cleaning blockages is now the property owner's responsibility. The cost ceiling for approved repairs is limited to $3,500 per calendar year.