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No, residential structures outside of the city limits are not eligible. The program is for city residents only.
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$20 per year will be collected on the Real Estate Property Tax bill collected by the Saint Charles County Assessor’s Office.
If your house is within the city limits of Saint Charles you will be automatically enrolled.
The program will reimburse 90% of the lowest of 3 bids submitted by plumbers / drainlayers to repair the sewer lateral up to $7,500.
The program administrator will put together a repair description for the resident to acquire multiple quotes from plumbers / drainlayers. The resident can choose which plumbers / drainlayers they would like to bid on the repair and can choose which plumber / drainlayer they want to complete the repair. The program only reimburses 90% of the lowest bid.
First thing contact a plumber / drainlayer to have your sewer lateral line cabled. Then contact the Department of Public Works to secure an application (PDF) (PDF) and instructions for participating in the insurance program.
Return the completed Sewer Lateral Program Application (PDF) (PDF) to the Department of Public Works. The program administrator will contact you to schedule an appointment to run a camera through the sewer lateral to determine the scope of the repair. After the camera investigation the program administrator will put together a bid package which includes an Approval Letter, a Contractor Procedures Letter, several copies of the Repair Description, and a list of the approved plumbers / drainlayers.