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New Private Sewer Lateral Program!

The City has a Private Sewer Lateral Rebate Program that began August 21, 2019

Post Date:09/05/2019 4:32 PM
The City has a Private Sewer Lateral Rebate Program that began August 21, 2019, offering $2,000 rebates to single-family residential homeowners replacing their property’s sewer lateral ($3,000 rebates are offered in capacity constrained areas of the City). Retroactive rebates of $1,000 are offered for single-family residential homeowners that replaced their private sewer laterals between July 1, 2017 and August 20, 2019. The rebate application is available here.

On September 3, 2019, the City Council adopted Ordinance 1665 to support the maintenance, inspection, repair and replacement of private sewer laterals (Municipal Code Sections 13.08.390.D. and 13.08.395). Under these regulations, as of January 1, 2020, inspections of private sewer laterals are required prior to the close of escrow at the point of sale of a property in the City of San Luis Obispo.

If you are an owner considering selling property in the City, it is strongly recommended that you have a plumber inspect the property’s private sewer lateral before the opening of escrow. Property owners are required to submit a Private Sewer Lateral Inspection Report to the City’s Utilities Department prior to the close of escrow and disclose the results of the inspection to all parties involved in the sale. If corrective repairs are needed, the buyer and seller may agree on who will be responsible for making the repairs.

If you have questions on the City’s Inspection Upon Sale requirements or the City’s Rebate Program, please contact the City’s Wastewater Collection Supervisor, Jeremy Gearhart, at 805-781-7033.
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