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New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and Department of Environmental Conservation Septic System Replacement Fund

March 22, 2022

Funding to counties to help homeowners replace cesspools and septic systems

Homeowners: Reach out to jwwallace@herkimercounty.org if you have questions about whether your property is eligible for grant funding.

The Septic System Replacement Fund Program provides funding to counties to help homeowners replace cesspools and septic systems. Participating counties, as outlined below, provide grants to reimburse property owners for up to 50% of the costs (up to a maximum of $10,000) of their eligible septic system projects.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health determined priority geographic areas in which property owners are eligible to participate based on the following factors:

  • Presence of a sole-source aquifer used for drinking water
  • Known water quality impairment linked to failing septic systems, and/or
  • The ability for septic system upgrades to mitigate water quality impairments.

DEC and DOH will re-evaluate priority waterbodies in future rounds of funding.

More information is available at: https://efc.ny.gov/septic-replacement

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