2013 Low Income Home Sewage Treatment System Repair/Replacement Program

Sewage System Replacement Funds Available

in Crawford, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot Counties!

 Assistance is available to income-eligible homeowners to repair or replace their home sewage treatment system. The assistance will cover the cost of labor and materials to install the sewer system and to abandon the old septic system.  Households will be assisted on a first come first serve basis until all funds have been expended or until May 2014, whichever comes first. 

 In order to qualify for assistance the applicant must own and live in the home as their primary residence. (rental properties are not eligible for assistance.) In addition, the total gross yearly anticipated household income (based on income from all residents of the house) must be below 200% of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines. Dependent upon household income applicants could be eligible for 85% or 100% of system cost.

100% of the system cost can be reimbursed for households that are below 100% of the

2012 poverty guidelines as indicated below:

 

 

Persons in Household

 

1-4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

Income Guidelines (100%)

 

$23,500

 

$27,010

 

$30,970

 

$34,930

 

$38,890

 

85% of the system cost can be reimbursed for households that are below 200% of the

2012 poverty guidelines as indicated below:

 

Persons in Household

 

1-4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

Income Guidelines (200%)

 

$47,000

 

$54,020

 

$61,940

 

$69,860

 

$77,780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Documentation must be submitted for all household members over 18 years of age. One of the following forms of verification is required with the application:

Employment   Copies of four (4) weeks pay stubs reflecting year-to-date totals and signed Employment                        Verification form. If you need additional forms, please make copies or call to request forms.

Fixed Income   A statement from the agency verifying the amount of monthly income received                       Unemployment, Social Security, Disability, SSI, Child Support, Pension, etc.

Self-Employment  A copy of last year’s federal filed income taxes, including Profit and Loss Statement.

Interest Income A copy of bank statement reflecting the amount of interest earned last year.

 

Participants in the program must:

 

  1.    Pay a $1,000 administration fee (if approved for participation).
  2.     Grant Permission to anyone involved in this project to enter the property.  This includes but is not limited to: health department officials, soil evaluator, system designer, all contractors bidding on installation, installation contractor and employees.
  3.     Not contract with any local sewage installation contractor or designer as all work is contracted through the County Board of Commissioners.  All contractors registered with the local health department for sewer installation and design will be contacted to bid each system.
  4.     Pay the administrative fee before the system is designed or installed. 
  5.    Pay all program matching dollars before installation is started.

  It is important that all applicants be aware, this program WILL NOT cover the following costs:

  1.  Abandonment of drinking water wells, even if required by the local Health Dept. for an Operation  Permit
  2. Administrative costs 
  3. Connection of a home with a failing system to public sewer system 
  4. Installation of a sewer system for a new home

 

 

LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE

 CALL TODAY FOR AN APPLICATION!

 

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cindy Brookes

Sandusky River Watershed Specialist

 Phone 419-334-5016

 

 

 

This program is made available through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund Principal Forgiveness Program of the Ohio EPA and the Crawford, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot County Commissioners with assistance provided by the Crawford, Erie, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot County Health Departments, Sandusky River Watershed Coordinator/WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc., and the Ohio Dept. of Health