Thank you for your interest in this year’s Lateral Replacement Grant Program (LRGP), which provided you qualify, covers any one residential building lateral replacement or repair up to 50% of the approved cost up to a maximum reimbursement of $2,000. We regret to inform you that the funding for the LRGP has been exhausted for the 2016/17 fiscal year.  CVSan anticipates continuing the LRGP next fiscal year.  We invite you to visit our website around June 30, 2017 for additional information.

While our agency is unable to provide financial assistance at this time, we strongly recommend that every effort be made to maintain at least the minimum acceptable operating condition of the private sewer lateral, and that any/all necessary repair work be performed by a licensed contractor under the authority of a Repair Permit issued by Castro Valley Sanitary District.

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16-17 LRGP Brochure PDF

16-17 LRGP Qualified Contractors List PDF


What is a Sewer Lateral?

Within the Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan), the building lateral is defined as the portion of the sewer system, beginning at the junction with the building plumbing system, usually located within two (2) feet of the foundation of the building, and extending to and including the connection to the public sewer main. The building lateral is the private property of the property owner who is, therefore, responsible for all costs relating to the installation, connection, maintenance, repair, construction, alteration, abandonment, or removal of the building lateral.

These building laterals are often a significant source of infiltration and inflow, or “I/I”. The Lateral Replacement Grant Program (LRGP) is designed to help defray a portion of the costs when the property owner or their agent is required to replace the entire lateral, including the connection to the main.