Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program

Effective 12/22/17:

The City of San Mateo is suspending the Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program as of Friday, December 22, 2017 at 5:00pm and will not be accepting any new applications until additional funding has been secured.

Property owners with applications on file prior to 5:00pm Friday, December 22, 2017 remain in the program to complete their lateral replacement, in compliance with the program requirements to be eligible for a cost sharing grant.

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

For questions, please contact Alonso Barahona at (650) 522-7334 or 

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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 2017-2018 fiscal year (July 2017 - June 2018) beginning July 1, 2017.

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

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