Sanitary Sewer Back-up Prevention
The Village has a reimbursement program in place to assist homeowners who have had sanitary sewer back-ups in their homes. The program is dependent on Village Board approval of funding in the annual budget, and projects are reimbursed on a first come, first served basis. There are two options in the program, and while the Village can help evaluate the options, it is ultimately up to the homeowner to decide which option works best for them.
The first device is the Overhead Sanitary Sewer. The Village will share the cost of installing an overhead sanitary sewer system in a home to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a sanitary sewer back-up. This type of system is typically the more expensive option but is the current plumbing standard for new construction. The Village reimburses 75% of the installation costs up to $5,000 and the homeowner is responsible for the remainder of the installation costs and any costs associated with removal and replacement of interior walls and finishes. Installation of an overhead sewer in an existing home can often exceed $10,000. Click here for the registration forms.
The second device is the Check Valve on the sanitary sewer line. With this program, the Village shares the cost of installing an exterior check valve on the sanitary sewer service to reduce the likelihood of experiencing a sanitary sewer back-up. This is typically the less expensive option. The Village reimburses 75% of the installation costs up to $3,000 and the homeowner is responsible for the remainder of the installation costs. This option will require a little more maintenance on the part of the resident but is less expensive and will cause less disruption in the home during installation. Click here for the registration forms.
If you have any questions or would like to meet with Village staff to discuss the details of the program, please feel free to reach out to the Public Works Department at 630-823-5700.