How does Ellisville’s Sewer Lateral Program work?
Ellisville’s program applies to residential property containing 6 or fewer dwelling units. The cost of the program is funded through an annual fee of $28, which will be placed on the property owner’s county property tax bill.

The portion of the private sewer lateral covered by the insurance program is the pipe which carries household wastes to the MSD sewer main and which lies between the structure foundation wall, or exterior wall, to the main in the street or sewer easement. It does not include a sewer line located under any part of the building, nor include pumps or lift equipment. Properties that do not connect to MSD sewer mains or have individual disposal systems such as septic fields are not assessed the annual fees and are excluded from the insurance program.

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1. Who is responsible for repair costs associated with a sewer lateral repair?
2. How does Ellisville’s Sewer Lateral Program work?
3. What steps do I take if there is a cave-in in the street or yard area that may be caused by a sewer collapse?
4. What steps do I take if my sewer lateral becomes blocked?
5. How do I apply for the insurance program?
6. What work is covered by the insurance?
7. How do I get the insurance fund payment?