The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 (L. 2017, c. 57, Part T) established the Septic System Replacement Fund to provide a source of funding for the replacement of cesspools and septic systems in New York State. This grant program (the “Program”) seeks to reduce the environmental and public-health impacts associated with the discharge of effluent from cesspools and septic systems on groundwater used as drinking water, as well as threatened or impaired waterbodies.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) and the state Department of Health (“DOH”) have determined priority geographic areas where the Program will provide grants for eligible septic system projects. An area’s designation as a priority is based on its vulnerability to contamination (e.g. the presence of a sole-source aquifer, or a known water-quality impairment), population density, soils, hydrogeology, climate, and reasonable ability for septic system projects to mitigate water quality impacts. Under the Program, counties in which priority geographic areas are located can access monies from the Fund to provide grants to reimburse property owners for up to 50% of the eligible costs (up to a maximum of $10,000) of their eligible septic system projects.
For additional information and to see if you are eligible go to Septic System Replacement Program.
Complete and Submit Online Form allows electronic submission, all submissions must have documentation in electronic format to complete. Inspection Report is required to complete submission.