Sewer Lateral Grant Program

We are accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year for sewer lateral replacement work completed between 7/1/2023-6/30/2024.

Sewer Lateral Grant Application and required documents listed below must be submitted by email or mailed to the following address:
Water Resource Recovery
Attn: Sewer Lateral Grant Program 
450 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
  • Parcels served by the City of Richmond Sanitary Municipal Sewer District.
  • Full sewer lateral replacement is required.
  • Partial sewer lateral replacements are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Sewer lateral replacement must be completed BEFORE applying.
  • Sewer lateral replacement must be completed during Fiscal Year 2023-2024 (7/1/2023-6/30/2024).
  • If you have previously received a Sewer Lateral Grant reimbursement, you are NOT eligible to apply.
  • The City recommends obtaining estimates from at least three (3) contractors.
Required Documents:
  1. Sewer Lateral Grant Application.
  2. Contractor’s final paid in full invoice.
  3. Proof of payment (copy of canceled check, credit card receipt, or bank statement are accepted).
  4. Certificate of Lateral Compliance (issued by the City after encroachment permit inspections are approved).
  5. Grant Deed (change of ownership taken place within last 3 months and/or if property is under a Trust).
  6. Tax-exempt organizations must submit proof of tax- exempt status.
  7. Application and required documents must be submitted via email.

Award Limits:

  • Each fiscal year the City allocates sewer lateral grant funds to be awarded for private sewer lateral replacements.
  • This program can be suspended at any time without prior or advanced notification or posting.
  • Property owner(s) are eligible for ONE (1) sewer lateral grant reimbursement award in a lifetime.
  • Reimbursement amount is $1,800 per application.
  • Applications will NOT be accepted after the sewer lateral grant funds are exhausted.  
  • Reimbursement may take approximately 6-8 weeks from the date the completed application and documents are received by the City.  The reimbursement check will be mailed. 

If you have any questions regarding the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, 
please email 
or call 510-620-6594.