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> Septic Replacement Funding Year 2

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Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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Funding Available for The Replacement of Sewage Systems On or Near Cayuga Lake

(Tompkins County, N.Y., May 14, 2019) – The Tompkins County Health Department is in the second year of a grant program that reimburses property owners along the shore or near to Cayuga Lake for the replacement of failing or other inadequate sewage systems.

The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 established the “State Septic System Replacement Fund,” a multi-year program allocating money to communities along impaired waterbodies for the replacement or repair of poorly functioning sewage systems.

Eligible property owners can be reimbursed up to 50% of costs for sewage system projects up to $10,000. Eligibility criteria have been broadened since the initial roll-out last year to include seasonal and second homes.

Eligibility requirements and other program specific information can be found on the Division of Environmental Health’s State Septic System Replacement Program webpage at

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