Sanitary Sewer Lateral Program

Public Works also oversees the City's Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair / Insurance Program. This program is funded by a $28 fee that was approved by the voters of the City of Des Peres. View the procedures and application here.

Additional Notes
  • The contractor provides the City with a certificate of insurance and performance bond for this work. The company is licensed and has significant experience in doing this type of sewer repairs. 
  • Substantially solid sewer lines that merely have a few roots in them will not be replaced. Cabling of such lines is the homeowner’s responsibility
  • Should the scope of the project involve more than $7,500 in total charges, the owner will be given the choice of either directly paying the contractor for more work, or having the project stopped.

Please contact the public works department at 314-835-6130 for more information and to see if you qualify for the program.