Testing Sanitary Sewer Lateral Upon Transfer of Ownership

Prior to transfer of ownership (close of escrow), property owners must perform an inline closed circuit video inspection of their existing sanitary sewer lateral from the building to the City main per Millbrae Municipal Code section 8.20.450. The inspection is exempt if the lateral has been tested and passed within the last 5 years or if the entire lateral has been replaced within the last 20 years.

During the video inspection, the Sanitary Sewer Lateral Inspection Form shall be filled out and submitted to the Public Works Engineering Division. The video submitted must be in DVD format and must be performed from the building to the City main. The City has an approximate one-week turn-around time on all videos submitted and follow-up is performed via email.

The City of Millbrae is providing rebates to assist property owners with the cost of upgrades made to their sanitary sewer laterals in order to meet current Millbrae Municipal Code requirements. Recently separated sanitary sewer laterals, sewer laterals that are required to upgrade to current City code, sewer laterals at risk of overflowing, and broken sewer laterals, may qualify for a rebate from the City in the amount of 20% of the total cost paid for the upgrade or up to $2,000. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each residence is limited to one rebate from the City. 

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