Sewer Lateral Rehab Loans

The City of Arcata offers low-interest sewer lateral rehabilitation loans to qualified applicants.

Program Criteria

  • Properties must be located within Arcata city limits and must require sewer lateral replacement.
  • Priority will be given to properties located in areas currently undergoing mainline and public lateral replacement, or areas identified as having significant inflow and infiltration problems.

​Income Qualifications

  • The program is designed to assist all Arcata residents, with three available loan categories based on income compared to Area Median Income (AMI).

Loan Categories

  • Loan Category A: 80% AMI and below,
  • Loan Category B: 81 AMI and above,
  • Loan Category C: Owner-investors with a minimum estimated repair cost of $2,500.

Application Process

  • Contact a contractor of your choice to provide a written estimate of sewer lateral replacement costs.
  • Complete the program application.
  • City staff will schedule a meeting with you to explain the program in detail and request documents to determine your full eligibility.

Contact Us

  1. Sewer Lateral Rehabilitation Program

    Bernadette Clueit
    Community Development Specialist

    Community Development Department

    Arcata City Hall
    736 F Street Arcata, CA 95521 Directions/Map

    Phone: 707-825-2107

    (Excluding Holidays)
    Monday - Friday
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.