Baytown Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

The Residential Sewer Line Repair and Replacement Program is sponsored by the City of Baytown.  The Program is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  The goal of this Program is to assist residents in the cost of repairing or replacing decayed sewer lines on private residential properties.  The improvements are necessary to reduce the inflow and infiltration of rainfall water into the City of Baytown’s sanitary sewer system. Under this Program, the City of Baytown will test private sewer lines within the city limits of Baytown.  The City of Baytown will notify in writing those property owners whose sewer lines are in need of repairs or replacement and provide them with the results of the tests.  If the sewer line is in need of repair or replacement, the property owner may apply to the Community Development Division for participation in the Program.  The Community Development Division will accept and process all applications.

The Program will provide funds to eligible participants to repair and/or replace the private sanitary sewer line from the City of Baytown’s main line to the building’s edge.  These funds are available in the form of a five (5) year forgivable loan and shall be paid directly to the contractor at the time of completion and acceptance of the project by the City. Additional repairs, which are required to complete the work and properly tie-in to the house line, may be possible through this Program.  There are a few eligibility guidelines to consider when applying:  applicant(s) must reside within the city limits of Baytown; applicant must own the home; applicant must occupy the home as his/her primary residence.  Additionally, Applicant household’s annual gross income must not exceed eighty percent of the maximum income limits.  Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis to eligible applicants as funds permit.

Baytown Sewer Lateral Replacement Program


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