Private Sewer Laterals

The City of Watsonville now offers a rebate for our sewer customers of up to a total of $1,500 for documented sewer lateral repairs at the time of sale.

Fixing serious structural or operational defects can vary widely in cost.  A full lateral replacement, including a new cleanout, can cost on average approximately $10,000 to $15,000 plus the flat-rate city building permit fees, plan check, and inspection fees of $166.00.  

Time of Sale rebates are offered up to a total of $1,500 for:

  • Cleanout Repair
  • Connection to Main
  • Spot Repair
  • Full Lateral

After July 1, 2020.

  • Documentation is required for rebates on repair costs.
  • City rebate forms and documentation are due within 30 days after repairs are completed.
  • The total rebate amount must not exceed $1,500.
  • Funds are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Complete this form to apply for a Sewer Lateral Rebate.

Sewer Lateral Image

To report a sewer overflow in the  Watsonville City limits

 Call (831) 768-3133. After hours, please call (831) 471-1151.


City of Watsonville Public Works & Utilities Department

Call: (831)768-3100