Reprinted from Steve Dickason, VP and County Manager for Alain Pinel
Marin County is riddled with old and damaged sewer lines. Repair or replacement of the lateral (the one running from your home to the street) is typically the responsibility of the homeowner. Starting August 25th, 2009, Ross Valley residents are able to apply for a grant that would pay up to $4,000 toward the cost of replacement of the sewer lateral.
To summarize, the Sewer District will require 3 bids from District pre-qualified contractors, a DVD of the lateral inspection performed by a contractor and observed by a District Inspector, and the application form. The District must be notified before the lateral inspection is performed. A list of pre-qualified contractors is available for the public and is constantly being updated. Contractors who are interested in being added to the list should contact the District or the local builder’s exchange.
The following flowchart will guide you through all of the steps necessary to take advantage of this cost-saving program. If you would like a copy of the application form or the list of pre-qualified contractors, just give me a call or send me an email or contact the Ross Valley Sewer District.