The money to Meigs County comes from more than $3.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Ohio EPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) counties, cities and villages across Ohio to allow homeowners to repair or replace failing home septic systems.
The Ohio EPA administers the funding, and awards ARRA assistance to counties and municipalities who then assist local homeowners. ODH facilitates and assists local health districts which in turn work with local residents to determine eligibility and installation requirements, according to a news release from the Ohio EPA.
Counties, cities or villages that applied for and received ARRA subsidies through a WPCLF low-interest loan agreement to finance 75 percent of each homeowner’s failing home septic systems include:
Qualifying applicants had to submit a project nomination form to Ohio EPA, estimating the number of systems to be repaired or replaced, costs per upgrade, a map of the general locations for upgrades and the local entity that will oversee the work. Local matches are to be provided by homeowners receiving federal subsidies.
For more information about the program, visit Ohio EPA’s stimulus funding Web site www.epa.ohio.gov/arra.aspx or contact the local health department.