Sanitary Storm Separation and Sewer Grant Funds

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The City of Perrysburg is encouraging homeowners to take advantage of their grant program and remove any clear water connections from the sanitary sewer. This is in compliance with the Clean Water Act, as well as existing city ordinances. Since 1993, the City has offered homeowner grants to cover costs associated with this work. Recently, City Council increased the amount of funds available for this purpose to make the program more attractive. Homeowners are encouraged to take part in this initiative that will help reduce excess flow in the sanitary sewer system.


  • Homeowners in the City of Perrysburg can receive up to an $8,000 grant for projects that remove clear water connections from the sanitary sewer. If a storm sewer tap is not available, a grant up to $12,000 can be awarded for installation of one as part of the project. The program covers 80% of project costs up to $10,000 or $15,000 respectively.

Seperate any clear water connections from the sanitary sewer.

Seperate any clear water connections from the sanitary sewer.

Rules of Sewer Grant Funds Application

Homeowner Sanitary Sewer Grant

Homeowner Sanitary Sewer Grant

Application Form

To apply for the grant from the City of Perrysburg, all you need to do is fill out and sign a one page form. If you're not sure if your sump pump, footer tiles or yard drains are connected to the sanitary sewer system, the Department of Public Utilities can assist you. Contact them at 419.872.8050 for more information.

  • There is a limit of one grant per property for the lifetime of this program.
  • Grant applicants must be owners of the property where the work will be done.
  • The City will inspect the premises and provide the homeowner with a description of the scope of the work which would be eligible for the grant prior to the homeowner obtaining estimates.
  • At least two written estimates of the construction cost must be submitted to the City. No work may be started until the grant agreement is signed by both the homeowner and the City.
  • Contractors must meet the City’s sewer contractor’s bonding requirements.
  • If a new storm sewer tap is needed in connection with the work, the City will waive the storm sewer tap fee.
  • The City must be notified of the date work is to begin and of the construction schedule. The City will inspect the work periodically during construction.
  • Any changes in the work from the original estimate must be approved by the City in advance if it results in a larger grant than originally approved.
  • The City will perform a final inspection after completion of all work.
  • Reimbursement will be made by the City to the homeowner based on paid receipts submitted to the City.

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Why a basement may flood

Flooding of basements can occur any time. It can happen to anyone who has a basement, even if it never flooded before. While most often flooding occurs during big rains or rapid snowmelt in the spring, it can occur even during dry weather.

Basements are inherently prone to flooding – they are, by definition, the lowest level of a building, typically built partly or entirely below ground level.

Groundwater is water that is naturally located below the ground’s surface ­— the groundwater level can be, at times, above the level of the basement floor; in some locations, groundwater can be always above the level of the floor.

Sewer pipes are also located in the ground. This includes all varieties – storm, sanitary, and combined; while in most cases, sewers are below the level of the basement, the water level in the sewers can be, at times, above the level of the basement floor.

Gravity does its best to move water from high to low; if either the groundwater level or sewer level around your home is above the basement floor, gravity will try to move that water into your basement; a crack in the foundation floor, for example, provides gravity with a perfect path for water to be pushed into the basement.

Sanitary sewers always have a path to the home, by design, and it is called the sanitary sewer lateral service line; while under normal conditions, the lateral pipe allows water to flow from your home to the sewer, there is the potential for water to move from the sewer toward your home.

Cause of Basement Flooding


Backflow Prevention

Backflow Prevention Device

Backflow Prevention Device

Installing a backflow prevention system.

Installing a backflow prevention system.

  • Steps involving a backwater installation.

    Steps involving a backwater installation.