Private Sewer Lateral Cost Sharing Program


We are accepting applications for the program for the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year. 

The application and bids must be approved prior to the replacement of your full sewer lateral. This program does not have a retroactive component and does not cover partial replacements or spot repairs. Funds are awarded on a first come/first serve basis. 

To see our stats from last year, take a look at our 2019/2020 Sewer Lateral Report.

How does the program work? Lateral Image

1. The property owner must submit an application.

2. The property owner has three months, from the date of acceptance into the program, to complete the full replacement of the sewer lateral and submit the reimbursement paperwork before their application is voided. 

3. The property owner must contact three licensed contractors for estimates for full sewer lateral replacement and submit those estimates to us for review and approval. Please note: we only reimburse 50 percent of the lowest bid to a maximum of $5000. 

4. Once the bids have been approved, the property owner may move forward with the full replacement of their sewer lateral. 

5. When the replacement work is completed, applicants must submit the reimbursement request form for the program and return it to us along with all of the listed paperwork. 


Angela Romanini, Public Works, (650) 522-7340
City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
 Fax (650) 522-7301