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No, funding is for the replacement or repair of an existing failing or failed system.
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The existing septic system must be inspected by a qualified professional who provides you with an inspection report. In order to qualify for the reimbursement funds, the report must state failure or imminent failure.
Please note that if inspection documents state the system has failed, the cost of the inspection may be included in the total project costs to repair or replace the system and may be reimbursed. If the system does not fail inspection, costs are not eligible for reimbursement.
*Inspections range in costs
Most inspections of tanks require a pump-out.
*The cost of the pump-out is considered a maintenance item and is NOT eligible for reimbursement.
The maximum amount of funding is 50% of total costs up to a maximum of $10,000. Example: if project costs are $15,000 maximum funding will be $7,500; If project costs are $30,000 maximum funding will be $10,000.
Funding is reimbursement based. The project must meet all project guidelines and County/State code enforcement guidelines and be paid for by the homeowner. The homeowner will then submit documentation to request reimbursement.
What documents are required?
Funding is available for repair or replacement of failing septic systems made after April 30, 2021 if all program requirements are met. Funding will be available through Fall of 2026, or until funds are depleted .
If you meet all eligibility requirements, please fill out and submit the program application provided on the County website. The Inspection Report should be submitted with the application. Applications will be reviewed, and eligibility will be determined prior to applicants receiving a notice of acceptance into the program.
Funds will be available on a first come first served basis until depleted, or until 12/31/2026, whichever comes first.
For further assistance or questions about the program call, Washington County Administration @ 518-746-2103.