Sewer Line Replacement

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Sewer Line Repair and Replacement Program

The Residential Sewer Line Repair and Replacement Program (“Program”) is sponsored by the City of Baytown.  The Program is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  The goal of this Program is to assist citizens in the cost of repairing or replacing decayed sewer lines on private residential properties.  The improvements are necessary to reduce the inflow and infiltration of rainfall water into the City of Baytown’s sanitary sewer system. 

Program Description

Under this Program, the City of Baytown will test private sewer lines within the city limits of Baytown.  The City of Baytown will notify in writing those property owners whose sewer lines are in need of repairs or replacement and provide them with the results of the tests.  If the sewer line is in need of repair or replacement, the property owner may apply to the Community Development Division for participation in the Program.  The Community Development Division will accept and process all applications. 

The Program will provide funds to eligible participants to repair and/or replace the private sanitary sewer line from the City of Baytown’s main line to the building’s edge.  These funds are available in the form of a five (5) year forgivable loan and shall be paid directly to the contractor at the time of completion and acceptance of the project by the City. Additional repairs, which are required to complete the work and properly tie-in to the house line, may be possible through this Program.

Eligibility Requirements

All potential participants must provide the appropriate documents to verify the following:

1. Applicant must reside within the city limits of Baytown;
2. Applicant must own the home;
3. Applicant must occupy the home as his/her primary residence; 
4. All members of household must be legal residents of the United States; and
5. Applicant household’s annual gross income must not exceed eighty percent (80%) of the maximum income limits, which will be recalculated each year, based on HUD’s guidelines and the median income of residents of the Houston Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area.

No. in Household Annual Maximum Gross Income
1 $40,050
2 $45,800
3 $51,500
4 $57,200
5 $61,800
6 $66,400
7 $70,950
8 $75,550


How to Apply

Contact the City of Baytown Community Development Office at (281) 420-5398 for general information, program guidelines and application form or download available forms and documents below. Completed applications must accompany verification documents regarding: household income; employment; household members; savings and checking account statements; picture identification; and other forms to support application information. Assistance is available on a first come, first served basis to eligible applicants as funds permit. 

Related Forms and Documents
General Information PDF
Process Guide PDF
Application for Sewer Line Repair/Replace PDF
Guidelines for Homeowners PDF


If you are interested in becoming a general contractor under this program, please submit the Contractor's  Application. For additional information, contact 281-420-5398.

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