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Private Sanitary Sewer Lateral Grant Program Application

The City of Brantford's Private Sanitary Sewer Lateral Replacement Grant can help you with the cost of replacing or relining old sanitary sewer laterals on your private property. This may help to stop or reduce sewer blockages. The grant amount will be equal to 50% of the cost of the work or $2000 Canadian Dollars, whichever is the lesser.

Application MUST be APPROVED prior to work commencement.

Program eligibility

Payment of the grant is subject to funding availability. To qualify for the program, your property cannot be under a new construction warranty and you must:

  • Be the owner(s) of the property in the City of Brantford
  • Have paid all property taxes when applying for the grant
  • Have an existing sanitary sewer lateral
  • Make sure that you do not start replacement or relining of private sanitary sewer lateral before approval.

What is Eligible Work?

Private sewer lateral replacement or relining, excavation, pipe materials, internal plumbing, labour and restoration of the property to existing condition. Please note: The cost of labour is only eligible when performed by a licensed contractor with the City of Brantford.

What Do I Do If I Have Questions?

Questions about this application should be addressed to Environmental Services Administration, Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Telephone: 519-759-4150, extension 5539, or by contacting

Please note that grant approvals are subject to funding availability on a first-come first-served basis. They will only be valid for six months from the approval date and will expire if:

  • Work is not completed
  • We do not receive confirmation of payment for work completed
  • Sanitary sewer lateral replacement or relining inspections are not satisfactory
  • Other forms are incomplete 

We have the authority to extend the grant period and make any other changes necessary for the program's success.