Property owners in the City of Cortland can replace their water and sewer laterals at no cost if they meet certain income requirements. (see more below)
A state-funded program is providing grants of up to $20k to complete these repairs, along with any other related plumbing issues.
These can prove to be costly if left unchecked over time, something mayor Brian Tobin himself learned the hard way:
“When I had to replace my laterals a few years ago, it came out to well over $5,000,” he said during last night’s meeting of Cortland Common Council. “That’s a fairly expensive fix and it’s not something that can wait once it happens.”
Both rentals and owner-occupied households are eligible to apply for funding, but priority will be given to the latter.
Others pushed to the front of the line include applicants with the lowest income; located on Clinton Avenue; or occupied by identified special populations.
Final proposals are due by June 28. However, they’re already being taken and immediate funding is available.
Call Thoma Development at 607-753-1433 or visit this web page for more information.
The following income requirements apply to the Water & Sewer Lateral Program: