Sewer Lateral Assistance Program

Funding for the Sewer Lateral Reimbursement Program has been disbursed and there are no remaining funds for 2021. 


Program Overview

The Lateral Assistance Program is available to assist homeowners who have to replace a deteriorated sewer service line and partially cover the cost of work done within the public right of way. Please note that as a requirement of this program, residents must:  

  • Contact the Elgin Public Works Department at 847-931-6157 before any work starts.  
  • Provide a date stamped sewer televised picture showing the affected areas.  
  • Provide two estimates from licensed plumbing contractors.

Funding Overview

  • Funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to availability for the annually funded program. 
  • Eligible homeowners can be reimbursed for fifty percent (50%) of the repair costs up to a maximum of $5,000, for work that is completed in the public right of way.

Click on the link above for specific program guidelines. Residents may also call 311 for program information.