Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy

Page Summary

Sewer laterals that are in substandard condition (e.g., cracks, holes, root damage) may create blockages or poor drainage that can prevent wastewater from flowing from your home to the municipal sanitary sewer system. This can leave your home at risk for sewer back up and basement flooding.

What is a sewer lateral?

A sewer lateral is an underground pipe that carries wastewater away from your house and takes it to the municipal sanitary sewer system.

What financial support will Halton Region provide?

Halton will cover 50% of the costs to repair your sewer lateral (pipe), up to a maximum of $2,000.

Apply for the sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair subsidy

  1. Download the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy application, or pick one up at the Halton Regional Centre.
  2. Choose a contractor.
  3. If required, apply to your local municipality for a permit to conduct the work. Arrange for an inspection and obtain documentation from your local municipality ensuring the work meets the Ontario Building Code standards.
  4. Arrange for CCTV before and after video of the inside of your sanitary lateral/pipe. Your lateral pipes must be in a substandard condition to be eligible for the subsidy.
  5. Submit a completed application, waiver form and include the required documentation as outlined in the application form.