Are you experiencing sewer problems? 
Help is here. 

Do you have back-up problems? 
Blockage in your lateral line is the most common reason people have back-up problems with their plumbing system. Toilets get clogged, drains get backed-up.

Are you selling or remodeling your house?
Please refer to the Sewer Lateral Ordinance in your sanitary district for current requirements.

Cash for Sewers:

Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

When you have a home with an old sewer system, life can get very expensive and inconvenient, and your home can decrease in value. SASM and its Member Agencies want to help qualifying homeowners access financial assistance to make much needed home improvements. The Sewer Lateral Replacement Program offers a reimbursement of up to $150 for the video inspection and the opportunity to receive a reimbursement grant or low interest loan to replace or repair sewer lateral lines. 

There are two aspects to the program:

  1. The Grant Program – provides a reimbursement of up to $150 for the video inspection, and will fund a 50% reimbursement of the repair cost (capped at $2200)* for a single family residence in the SASM service area whose income is not higher than 70% of the median household income of Marin County.
  2. The Low Interest Loan Program – provides a reimbursement of up to $150 for the video inspection, and may cover up to 100% of the cost of repair and replacement ($6000 cap)* at a low interest rate over the course of 1-2 years for a single family residence in the SASM service area. There is no income limit.

All homeowners who participate in the program will receive a Certificate of Compliance upon completion of the project. 

*The cap amount may change depending on availability of the remaining fund.

Questions? Ready to Apply?

  • Call the Sewerage Agency of Southern Marin at (415)388-2402.
  • Download the Information Packet and Application
  • Or pick up an application at the SASM Wastewater Treatment Facility (450 Sycamore Avenue), or City Hall (26 Corte Madera Avenue).