Funds Available For Replacement Of Household Sewage Treatment Systems In Fulton County

(Wauseon, OH) The Fulton County Health Department is asking for your assistance in identifying individuals that may qualify for a new funding source that will provide 50% to 100% of the cost of replacing or repairing a household sewage treatment system that is currently failing to operate. This funding was authorized through the EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health. $100,000.00 has been allocated for Fulton County.

Individuals interested in this funding must meet the following criteria: The Fulton County Health Department must verify that the current home sewage treatment system is not working and requires repair or replacement. The individual must own and occupy the home. The individual must have an income level that is at or below 100% of the poverty level for 100% funding, at or below 200% of the poverty level for 85% funding and at or below 300% of the poverty level for 50% funding. The individual earning over 100% up to 300% of the poverty level must have the means to share in the cost of the sewage treatment system by providing 15% or 50% of the total cost.

Costs of soil evaluation, design, site review, permit, and any other administrative fee will count toward meeting the property owner portion of the cost. The goal is to assist in funding the repair or replacement of at least 15 failing sewage treatment systems in Fulton County. Priority will be given to failing systems in the Swan Creek-Bad Creek watershed. However, all Fulton County applicants will be considered.

An application is posted on our website www.fultoncountyhealthdept.com. For more information, contact Patricia Wiemken or Jeff Crisenbery at 419-337-0915. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or email (pat.wiemken@odh.ohio.gov)

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