SEWER LATERAL REPAIR PROGRAM
A sewer lateral is defined as the portion of the sewage system which carries household wastes to the Metropolitan Sewer District's sewer main. The sewer lateral lies between the home's foundation wall, or exterior wall, and the MSD sewer main, which are typically located under the street or in the sewer easement. For the purposes of this program, the sewer lateral does not include any portion of the line that lies under any part of a building. A sewer lateral may be located in the front, side or rear yard.
All single family residences, condominiums, and duplexes within the Village of Marlborough are covered by the sewer lateral program.
A sewer problem is considered eligible to receive Village-held sewer lateral funds if after investigation and documentation by one licensed plumbing firm in St. Louis County and affirmed by a village designated plumber, the lateral sewer line is found to be crushed or collapsed due to causes beyond the control of the property owner.
Cabling, sewer cleaning, and rodding are not covered by the lateral sewer repair program.
When it has been confirmed by the village designated plumber that the sewer problem qualifies for the sewer lateral repair program, then the property owner shall solicit bids for the necessary repair work from at least three (3) plumbing contractors (one of which needs to be from village designated plumber) or drain layers licensed to perform such work in St. Louis County. The property owner may hire the contractor which he/she determines to be the best contractor to repair the sewer line.
Corrective work which is subject for reimbursement from the sewer lateral fund is limited to excavation, repair, or replacement of the collapsed portion of the line. Additional work shall be done at the homeowner's expense.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL VILLAGE HALL AT 314.962.5055
THE VILLAGE HAS NO OBLIGATION OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PERFORMANCE BY THE CONTRACTOR AND NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED TO THE HOMEOWNER'S PROPERTY BECAUSE OF SEWER LINE DEFECTS.