Ownership and Location of Your Private Sewer Service

 

In Saint Paul, a property owner is responsible for maintaining and repairing their private sewer service from the property being served to where it connects to the city sewer mainline. There are financial assistance programs such as the sewer assessment program available to property owners faced with expensive sewer repair costs. The sewer assessment program is a low interest loan that spreads the sewer repair costs over 20-year period, and most property owners are eligible to use this program. There is also a deferred emergency loan program available to low income households. Information for both programs is provided below.

Cross section illustration of a sewer service going from the house to the sewer main.

Last Edited: September 15, 2021