Private Sewer Replacement Program

The City of Windsor's policy on cleaning, repairing and replacing private sewer laterals is outlined in By-law 4921: Sewer Connection Servicing (see By-law 4921)

For Property Owners, see the Instruction Sheet requesting a private drain connection under By-law 4921 along with the Bid Form and List of Pre-Qualified Private Drain Connection Contractors.

Replacing Private Sewer Laterals (Drain Connection)

  • At the present time the City offers a rebate for a total sewer replacement.
  • Obtain a quote for the replacement by:
    • Calling (519) 255-6257
    • Requesting "Permits and Inspections"
    • Requesting a sewer information sheet for the subject property and a list of pre-qualified contractors able to perform the work.

Financing of Private Sewer Laterals (Drain Connection)

  • For sewer replacements performed by a City contractor:

    • The owner pays for the work completed when invoiced by City,


    • The owner pays for the work (plus applicable interest) on their property taxes over a five-year period.

  • For sewer replacements done by a contractor hired by the property owner:

    • The owner may submit a paid invoice for a complete sewer lateral replacement in order to receive the City's rebate under the sewer replacement program.

Engineering Department
Development, Projects and Right-of-Way
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 210
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6S1

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquires, call (519) 255-6257.
Fax: (519) 255-9847