Sewer Lateral Repair Program
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 October 2019, with an effective date of January 1, 2020. Key points:
- For non-emergency qualified repairs, it is the property owner’s responsibility to obtain a minimum of three (3) quotes.
- The Sewer Lateral Repair Program is intended to assist property owners who have continuous sewer blockages and no sanitary sewer service. The program is not intended to satisfy a home sale contingency. If the home buyer, seller or Realtor has the sewer lateral inspected and defects are noted with no history of blockages, or otherwise not meeting the repair program criteria, then the repair request will be rejected.
- The qualified repair cost limit of up to $3,500 remains unchanged for the City of Brentwood. Repairs above the $3,500 qualified repair cost limit are the responsibility of the property owner.