Rebates Now Available!
Pinellas County Utilities is offering one-time rebates to
eligible property owners of single-family homes for the cost of
inspecting and replacing or rehabilitating (lining) their private
What is a PSL?
When you flush the toilet, the wastewater from your home flows into
a pipe called the private sewer lateral
, or PSL. That pipe
leads to the right-of-way, where your home's wastewater is transfered
to the public sewer pipeline and transported to a treatment plant.
What's the problem with PSLs?
Pinellas County homeowners are responsible for maintaining their
PSL. Homes built before 1975 often have PSLs made from outdated
materials, making them more likely to crack due to damage from tree
roots or settling of the ground surrounding them. This can lead to
blockages in the PSL, causing sewage to back up into your home.
When it rains, water can also leak into damaged PSLs causing sewer
overflows. That overflowing wastewater ends up in our yards,
streets, and local waterways, causing health hazards and
What is the PSL Rebate Program?
To prevent costly repairs, Pinellas County Utilties is offering
rebates to encourage eligible homeowners to hire a plumbing
contractor to perform a closed-circuit television (CCTV) video
inspection of their PSL, plus any necessary replacements or
rehabilitation of damaged PSLs.
What does the rebate offer?
If you meet the eligibility requirements, Pinellas County will
reimburse you up to $350 for the cost of the PSL video inspection.
If your plumber discovers leaks in your PSL, and you follow the
program requirements, you can also apply for a reimbursement of
50% of the costs to replace or rehabilitate (install new lining)
your PSL, up to $3,500. Funds are limited each year, so homeowners
should act quickly. Rebates are available on a first come, first
served basis. Note: the rebates are not available for
point repairs, restoration, or maintenance to PSLs.
Am I eligible for the PSL Rebate Program?
There are several eligibility criterai for the rebate program.
This webpage has been designed to help you determine if you might
be eligible for a rebate. Answer the questions in the Eligibility
Screener to find out if you are likely eligible. We recommend
contacting Pinellas County officials to confirm if you are eligible
or not for the rebate program. Visit the rebate program homepage
to contact a representative of Pinellas County.