The city implements an innovative program to assist with funding for Sewer Lateral Repairs.


The Public Works Department periodically conducts smoke tests around the city to identify inflow and infiltration (I&I) problems and resolve them before it reaches the city's sanitary sewer systems. During the previous testing, inflow and infiltration (I&I) issues were discovered primarily with older homes with original lateral lines made of Orangeburg pipe and concrete. If a deteriorated lateral line is found, it is the owner's responsibility to replace or repair it under the Code of Ordinance Sec. 66-150. The repair of these issues can be an unforeseen expense for many homeowners. The city and the Public Works Department are working with citizens to ease the initial financial cost of lateral line replacement with the new Lateral Rehabilitation Assistance Program. 

On April 5, 2022, the City Council adopted an ordinance to establish regulations for a Lateral Rehabilitation Assistance Program for homeowners within the corporate city limits of Prattville. The ultimate goal of the Lateral Rehabilitation Assistance Program (L-RAP) is to reduce the quantity of stormwater that reaches the sanitary sewer system by providing rehabilitation and reconstruction of deteriorated private sanitary sewer laterals. 

If you have been notified by the Public Works Department that you have deteriorated sewer lateral lines and wish to participate in this program, please complete this application below. Return it to the Department of Public Works by mail at 101 W. Main Street or in person at 530 Doster Road, Prattville, AL 36067. If your application is accepted, you will be provided a contract to complete and sign for the terms and conditions of the L-RAP program. 

To learn more about the LRAP application, please visit