Watershed Grant

Home septic systems don’t last forever! Is your home septic system more than 30 years old or are you having foul odors, backups or mushy ground or lush greenery around your septic system? Human and environmental health is at risk with a failing or failed home septic system.

The Shiawassee County Conservation District has been awarded $839,828 by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in an effort to repair or replace failing on-site septic systems for people who reside in portions of the Upper Maple River Watershed.*  75% of the cost of repairing/replacing a home septic system is paid for with the grant money. The grant money also covers agribusiness incentives. The offer is for a limited time. *As of 4/11/2018 the grant rules exclude Lake Manitou Association.

For more information on the Septic System Assistance Program, telephone the Shiawassee Conservation District, 989 723-8263, Ext. 3. See the Shiawassee County Conservation District Newsletter which can be found at: www.shiawasseeccd.org On the home page click on Resources, then click on Shiawassee Conservation District Newsletter Winter/Spring 2018.

For more information on septic systems: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/dont_flush_that_baby_wipes_and_other_products_cause_backups

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