About the City Lateral Program in St. Louis
When wastewater leaves your home, it enters a “sewer lateral” that takes the water to a sewer main. If there is a clog in either the sewer lateral or the main, the sewer water in your home will back up. But you don’t have to worry. At NuFlow St. Louis, we provide top-notch sewer camera inspection services in St. Louis and surrounding areas.
The City Sewer Lateral Repair Program(SLRP) offers limited financial assistance to homeowners experiencing sanitary sewer complications to help them pay for sewer lateral repairs or replacements. Residential buildings with six or fewer units are eligible to get a portion of the costs to replace or repair a sewer lateral problem compensated by the city. The City of St. Louis funds the program through an annual fee of $28 placed on your St. Louis County property taxes.
Sewer Lateral Line Fails
When your sewer lateral line gets clogged or breaks, wastewater backs up into your yard or home. Areas in your yard might also collapse or sink in the vicinity of the damaged pipe. If you suspect you got a clogged or broken sewer lateral line, there are some steps you have to take before you file a claim with the city.
What to Do
- Contact our team for a sewer inspection and have the sewer lateral cleaned and affected areas sanitized.
- If sewer cleaning fails to fix the problem, we will check further to find the root cause of the problem.
- Obtain the report and submit it to the Street Department for review.
- If the Street Depart finds that your sewer lateral line has a problem that warrants repairs or replacement, the City of St. Louis will reimburse up to 50% of the expenses of all qualifying repairs.
For professional sewer camera inspection in St. Louis, MO, contact NuFlow St. Louis today. We specialize in various services, such as pipe lining, drain cleaning, sewer repair, sewer pipe replacement, and more. Call us or fill out the online form today to schedule an appointment.