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Septic system repair grant for homeowners

Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 07:01 PM EST

JEFFERSON COUNTY, OH -

The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District has money left over from an Environmental Protection Agency grant that is designated to repair or replace home sewage treatment systems.

Homeowners in Jefferson County having problems with their septic system have the opportunity to apply for funding to have their system repaired or replaced. The district has $73,000 to spend by July on faulty septic systems, specifically, systems that are impairing creeks and streams in Jefferson County.

“A lot of people don’t get their systems repaired when they know they’re failing because they can’t afford to get it done, even though it needs to be done for the general health of the population and our waterways,” Operations Manager and Natural Resources Specialist Wendee Zadanski said.

There is an income eligibility element, and applicants will be scored based on their watershed and environment impacts in order to rank each project, and then choose which will be funded.

“It’s important for the watersheds in Jefferson County, both groundwater and our surface water, because these are sewage treatment systems. People who live in towns, theirs is treated at a sewage treatment plant, but at home if you’re responsible for maintaining your own system, it can put pathogens and other things into the water,” Zadanski said.

The Jefferson County Health Department will inspect the septic systems to decide the condition. There is an inspection fee of $148.60 for the inspection, regardless of whether the applicant gets into the program or not.

Those interested in applying for funding may request an applicantion by calling the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District at 740-264-9790. All applications must be submitted by March 21.

Septic system repair grant for homeowners


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