MSD has identified projects and is working to complete the $1.6 million allocated in Project Clear funding to the Sewer Connection & Septic Tank Closure Program; therefore, MSD will no longer accept applications for the program. A final report will be available in mid-2017 upon the completion of construction.

About the program

The Sewer Connection & Septic Tank Closure Program was a free sewer repair and replacement program for eligible low-income, elderly, or disabled St. Louis City and County residents with septic tanks or defective private sewer lateral lines. Some older homes in the MSD service area have septic tanks or cracked sewer lateral lines, the contents of which could leak into basements, backyards and, in some cases, local streams, threatening the health and safety of the people living near them, as well as our region’s overall water quality.