Sewer Lateral Repair Rebate


The City of Los Angeles is offering two sewer lateral rebates on a first-come, first-serve basis, until annual allocated funds are exhausted, to rate paying property owners who own residential, multifamily, commercial, and industrial property, and who pay sewer service charge to the City of Los Angeles.

If sewage backs up onto your property, you will need to find out the cause of the backup and may need to have your sewer lateral repaired. Signs of potential sewer problems are slow draining drains, water standing in showers that does not drain, and gurgling in toilets.
You may also see wet areas in your yard from a cracked or broken pipe. Tree roots may also enter your private sewer lateral and eventually block your lateral, thus causing sewage back up onto your property. You may contact a plumbing contractor and have your private sewer lateral televised (CCTV). If the videotape shows evidence of damage to your sewer lateral, then you can hire a bonded and licensed plumbing contractor to make the repairs to your private sewer lateral.
Have your sewer lateral repaired by a licensed and bonded sewer contractor and you will be eligible for up to a $1,000 rebate.

You will need to submit:
  • An official LASAN Application.
  • A copy of the licensed contractor/plumber invoice that shows:
    • The contractor's license number,
    • The itemized costs of materials and labor for the the repair of the Sewer Lateral,
    • The date of the work was performed,
    • Your property address, and 
    • Evidence that the work was paid in full to the contractor
  • A copy of the sewer lateral inspection video showing the address at the beginning of the video, as well as the damage to the sewer lateral needing repair. (mail, or email to
  • A copy of the CCTV inspection final report, describing the damage repaired to the sewer lateral.
  • A copy of the final permit signed by a City of Los Angeles Inspector for the sewer lateral repairs.
  • A copy of your most recent DWP bill.
  • Your APN # (from your property tax bill).
  • A completed IRS W-9 form. (required only after the rebate is approved)
  • Sign a Release and Waiver of Liability.

Click on this link to apply:
Once on the page, please click on "Sanitation Billing" then "Sewer Lateral Repair Rebate".

If you do not have internet access contact:
LA Sanitation and Environment
Sewer Lateral Rebate Program

24-hour Customer Care Center: (800) 773-2489

TTY: (213) 473-4112
LASAN Customer Care Center is open 24/7