FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF HOUSEHOLD SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS
The Defiance County General Health District is asking for your assistance in identifying individuals that may qualify for a new funding source that will provide 50%, 85%, or 100% of the cost of repairing or replacing, failing or substandard household sewage treatment systems. Funding has been authorized through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Water Pollution Control Loan Fund in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health. Defiance County has been awarded $100,000.00 and estimates that a minimum of six (6) household sewage treatment systems may be replaced.
Individuals interested in this funding must meet the following criteria:
- The dwelling and household sewage treatment system must be located in Defiance County and be the primary residence;
- The dwelling must be occupied by you, the property owner;
- The individual and all occupants over the age of eighteen (18) must have a combined income level that meets the federal poverty guidelines listed below:
- Income is at or below 100% of the poverty level for 100% funding;
- Income is at or below 200% of the poverty level for 85% funding; and
- Income is at or below 300% of the poverty level for 50% funding.
- Ability to secure documentation verifying that the income level of all occupants over the age of eighteen (18) meets the federal poverty guidelines.
Costs of the soil evaluation, design, site review, permit, and any other administrative fee will count toward meeting the property owner portion of the costshare, if applicable. The goal is to assist property owners in repairing or replacing failing or substandard household sewage treatment systems.
Priority will be given to failing systems located in the Powell Creek Watershed, St. Joseph Watershed, Tiffin Watershed, and Upper Maumee Watershed, however, all Defiance County applicants will be considered for funding.
For more information, call (419) 784-3818 and ask for the Enviornmental Health Division.