The goal of MMSD's Private Property Program is to reduce the risk of basement backups by cutting down on the massive amount of excess water that leaks into privately-owned sanitary sewers and from older homes that have foundation drains connected directly to sanitary sewers. MMSD is providing funding to the 28 communities that it serves to get the work done and approving work plans submitted by the communities.

It is up to each city and village to decide whether it will tackle leaky laterals, foundation drains connected to the sanitary sewer system or both. Local leaders of each community will also decide if there will be a cost share for the home or business owner in the targeted area.

To find out what is going on in your area, go to the right hand side of the page and click on your community. For each village or city, there is a section to submit questions and a brief write up, if available, on the private property projects where you live.

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