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Private Waterline & Private Lateral Replacement Assistance Program

The City of Gulfport is proud to offer its Private Waterline and Sewer Lateral Replacement Assistance Program, which offers financial reimbursement after the replacement of a deteriorated residential waterline or sewer lateral. City Utilities residential water or sewer customers are eligible for a rebate of 50% up to $3,500.00 after the purchase, installation, and inspection of failing waterlines or sewer lateral between the home connection and the city connection. Certain restrictions apply; see Guidelines.

  • Property must be located within the City limits of Gulfport.
  • Only property owners of single family residential owner occupied homes connected to the city’s sanitary sewer system qualify.
  • The sewer lateral replacement must be permitted through the Community Development Department.
  • The lateral replacement must be at the address listed on the permit.
  • The program only applies to those laterals which are replaced in their entirety from the residential structure to the City connection; spot repairs and partial repairs are not included in this program.
  • Verification of installation and an inspection and approval of completed work by the city is required.
  • The reimbursement will be 50% of the lateral replacement cost up to $3,500.00.
  • The allocated $200,000.00 is available on a first come, first serve basis until the funds are expended.
  • The property owner must submit a lateral replacement rebate application within 45 day of verification of installation and an inspection and approval of completed work by the city.
  • The property owner must submit, with the rebate application, a dated, detailed sales receipt for proof of purchase. The purchase price of the sewer lateral must be clearly itemized on an invoice.
  • Reimbursement for the sewer lateral replacement may take four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date the rebate application is filed.
  • Reimbursement funds will only be released to the property owner.
  • The rebate program is only in effect when funds are allocated for that purpose within a given budget year.