Save Our Indian River Lagoon Grants

Grant funding is available for local governments, organizations and Brevard residents for eligible projects funded by the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan. Information and application forms follow.

Save Our Indian River Lagoon Trust Fund Private Sewer Lateral Grant Program

Program Introduction

The purpose of the Private Sewer Lateral Grant Program is to financially assist Property Owners with the rehabilitation of privately-owned sewer laterals within Brevard County. The County has created the program to encourage Property Owners, through the issuance of a grant of up to $10,000 ($2,000 for clean-out portion), to maintain and repair private sewer laterals.

Private laterals include all piping from the cleanout located near the property structure all the way to the point of connection to the public sewer system which is typically located in the street or within a County easement. The cleanout portion includes a capped PVC standpipe which connects to private sewer lateral below ground. Private sewer laterals are the responsibility of the property owner whether the lateral is on private property or under the public right-of-way (street).

The Brevard County Save Our Indian River Lagoon Program has an interest in reducing sewer pollution leaking into the Indian River Lagoon through cracked and aging sewer pipes and cleanouts.

What Expenses are Covered by the Grant Program?

  • Assistance under the program will be available only to registered owners of residential or commercial property within Brevard County, Florida that are in the Indian River Lagoon watershed and have either received a code case from Brevard County Utility Services identifying a leak or have photographic proof of a leak in the lateral line.
  • Only expenses approved by the County are covered under this program. Expenses eligible for program reimbursement must be specifically related to the repair or replacement of private sewer laterals.
  • Eligible expenses include cleaning and inspection, design, materials, equipment and contract labor required to bring private laterals into compliance with County standards. Above-ground landscaping and paving directly related to sewer lateral work may also be eligible only when the work requested will return the disturbed area back to the preconstruction condition.
  • Ineligible expenses include any plumbing work under the foundation of the home or any additional plumbing work on the property. Labor provided by the applicant or tenant is not eligible for reimbursement under the program.

Program Application Procedure


Complete a Private Sewer Lateral Program application. Save Our Indian River Lagoon staff can assist in answering any questions regarding the program.

The County will review the application to determine if the application is complete and if the proposed sewer lateral work is eligible under the Program. Work may be scheduled and completed after the application has been approved by the County.


Obtain quotes from licensed plumbers or contractors to complete the work. Obtain a written quote from the plumber chosen to perform the proposed work. The plumbers will be responsible for obtaining any necessary County or City permits.

The County will review the sewer lateral improvement plans and cost quotes submitted for approval. Once approved, the Property Owner may proceed with work. After work has been completed but prior to backfilling any excavations the County will perform a site inspection. Please contact the County at least 2 days prior to completion so that the inspection may be scheduled.


Submit a completed Grant Reimbursement Request form with permits, vendor request form, completed W-9 Form, and supporting invoices and receipts from a licensed plumber or contractor within 3 months of project completion.

Forms and Applications

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