Sewer Lateral Repair Program

Sewer Lateral Repair Program

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Director’s Message

Dear University City Homeowner:


Thank you for contacting us about the new Sewer Lateral Repair Program (SLRP).
To serve you better, we have designed a simple application package for you to complete when applying to the repair program. 

A sewer lateral carries waste from your home to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) main sewer. The sewer lateral extends from your home to MSD’s main connection. MSD does not pay for repairs to your sewer lateral or the connection, as this is the homeowner’s responsibility. The City’s Sewer Lateral Repair Program will pay for repair or replacement of the sewer lateral, less a 20 percent payment of the total repair cost. Damaged or blocked pipes located inside your home are not covered under this program.


The 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.

The program began January 1, 2000, and is limited to available funds. No expenses incurred prior to January 1, 2000, are eligible under the program. The City’s program will cover 80% of the expenses specifically related to the approved repair or replacement of the sewer lateral, including excavation, repair, or replacement of the sewer lateral, backfilling, pavement, seeding, and strawing. The program does not cover restoration of landscaping. Only expenses approved by the City are covered under this program. If you have questions, contact Errol Tate (314) 505-8560.