Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program

Effective March 29, 2019:

The City of San Mateo is suspending the Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program as of Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm and will not be accepting applications until additional funding has been secured.

If you are interested in the grant opportunity or have questions about the program, please contact Alonso Barahona at 650-522-7334 or 

Application and bids must be approved prior to the replacement of your full sewer lateral. This program does not have a retroactive component. 

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The Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program provides grants from the City of San Mateo to property owners for 50% of the cost of a full sewer lateral replacement (from where it exits the structure to the main line connection), with a maximum grant of $5,000.

Spot repairs and partial repairs are not included in the cost sharing program. All types of properties (residential, commercial, multi-family, etc.) that are located in the City of San Mateo are eligible for the full lateral replacement cost sharing.

For additional information, please see the Cost Sharing Program overview, Reimbursement Request, and the FAQ's.
Please note that funding for the program is limited and available on a first come, first served basis for the 2018-2019 fiscal year (July 2018 - June 2019) beginning July 1, 2018.

Please check out the 2017/2018 Sewer Lateral Report

Staff Contact
Alonso Barahona, Public Works, (650) 522-7334
City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
Fax (650) 522-7301