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City of Perrysburg City Council Increases Homeowner Sanitary Sewer Grant Funds

City of Perrysburg City Council Increases Homeowner Sanitary Sewer Grant Funds

(Perrysburg, OH) -  On December 5, 2020, City of Perrysburg City Council allocated more funding to help residents remove clear water connections from the sanitary sewer. The Homeowner Sanitary Sewer Grant provides funding for an 80% grant up to $10,000 of project costs, meaning up to an $8,000 grant. If no storm sewer tap is available, a storm sewer tap must be installed as part of the project, and an 80% grant is payable up to $15,000 of project costs, meaning up to a $12,000 grant.

The purpose of the Homeowner Sanitary Sewer Grant is to assist residents within the City boundaries to remove clean water connections from the sanitary sewer system.  Grants have typically been used to remove footer drains or storm water sump pumps from the sanitary sewer.  In certain areas of the City, clean water connections into the sanitary sewer system have contributed to sewer backups in times of heavy rains.

The rules and guidelines of the grant program consist of the following:

  • There is a limit of one grant per property for the lifetime of this program.
  • Grant applicants must be owners of the property where the work will be done.
  • The City will inspect the premises and provide the homeowner with a description of the scope of the work which would be eligible for the grant prior to the homeowner obtaining estimates.
  • At least two written estimates of the construction cost must be submitted to the City. No work may be started until the grant agreement is signed by both the homeowner and the City.
  • Contractors must meet the City's sewer contractor's bonding requirements.
  • If a new storm sewer tap is needed in connection with the work, the City will waive the storm sewer tap fee.
  • The City must be notified of the date work is to begin and of the construction schedule. The City will inspect the work periodically during construction.
  • Any changes in the work from the original estimate must be approved by the City in advance if it results in a larger grant than originally approved.
  • The City will perform a final inspection after completion of all work.
  • Reimbursement will be made by the City to the homeowner based on paid receipts submitted to the City.
An informational FAQ flyer can be found here. 

The Homeowner Sanitary Sewer Grant Application can be found here.