Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program
Department of Public Works and Parks
6801 Delmar Boulevard, 3rd Floor, University City, Missouri 63130, Phone: (314) 505-8560, Fax: (314) 862-0694
Dear University City Homeowner:
Thank you for contacting us about the Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program (SSLRP). To serve you better, we have designed a simple application package for you to complete when applying to the repair program. The enclosed application must be completed to participate in the program.
The Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program applies only to residential buildings of up to six (6) units. The program is not available to commercial or industrial property
A sanitary sewer lateral carries waste from your home to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) main sewer. The sanitary sewer lateral extends from your home to MSD’s main connection. MSD does not pay for repairs to your sanitary sewer lateral or the connection, as this is the homeowner’s responsibility. The City’s Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair Program will pay for 80 percent of the cost of the repair or replacement of the sanitary sewer lateral.
A 20 percent co-payment of the total repair cost will be required by the homeowner. Damaged or blocked pipes located inside your home are not covered under this program.
The program is limited to available funds. Only expenses approved by the City are covered under this program. The City’s program will cover 80 percent of the expenses specifically related to the approved repair or replacement of the sanitary sewer lateral, including excavation, repair or replacement of the sanitary sewer lateral, backfilling, pavement, seeding and strawing. The program does not cover restoration of landscaping. If you have questions, contact David Sullivan at 314-505-8560.
Sinan Alpaslan, PE
Director of Public Works and Parks