The Lateral Assistance Program is available to assist homeowners who have to replace a deteriorated sewer service line and partially cover the cost of work done within the public right of way. Please note that as a requirement of this program, residents must:
Contact the Elgin Utilities Department at 847-931-6150 before any work starts.
Provide a date stamped sewer televised picture showing the affected areas.
Provide two estimates from licensed plumbing contractors.
Funds for the 2022 calendar year have been exhausted, no further assistance will be provided. Funds will be replenished in 2023.
Funding is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to availability for the annually funded program.
Eligible homeowners can be reimbursed for fifty percent (50%) of the repair costs up to a maximum of $5,000, for work that is completed in the public right of way.
Click on the link above for specific program guidelines. Residents may also call 311 for program information.