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March 21, 2018

3/11/2018 6:00:00 AM
Money is available to fix your septic system for a limited time only

(Editor's Note: This article is submitted by The Jackson County Health Department.)

The Jackson County Health Department would like to invite all citizens of Jackson County who are experiencing problems with their home sewage treatment systems to contact us for assistance soon while our funding lasts.

The Jackson County Health Department has been awarded $300,000 through the Ohio EPA's Water Pollution Control Loan Program (WPCLF) to help Jackson County property owners repair or replace their household sewage treatment systems. If your septic system is missing a motor, or the motor is broken, we can use this grant money to repair or replace it. If you have sewage coming out of the ground, we can repair the leach field. If your tank is cracked, we can replace the whole tank with grant money.

If there are other issues with your septic system, please call us and we can help you fix the problem. Having the tank pumped, or other routine maintenance, is not covered by the grant. Even if you're a renter, as long as your landlord qualifies your home can still be made safer through a repair made possible by this grant.

If your total household income (1-4 people) is $25,100 or less, the repair/replacement is 100 percent covered by the grant. If your household income is between $25,100 and $50,200, then 85 percent of the cost is covered by the grant. If your household income is between $52,200 and $75,300, then 50 percent of the cost is covered by the grant. Please call David Ramby at (740) 286-5094 ext. 2836 or Gary Radabaugh at (740) 286-5094 ext. 2829 to get the process started.

If your home's septic system is having problems, then an expensive repair is in your future, it's only a matter of time. The Jackson County Health Department has grant money available now to help you but the money might not last, so please call us soon to take advantage of our assistance.

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