May 12, 2021

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$15 Million in Grants for Homeowners to Replace Aging Septic Systems

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $15 million in funding is available through the State Septic System Replacement Program to support homeowners. The grants are the second round from a total of $75 million provided to improve water quality and protect public health through the targeted replacement of aging and sub-standard septic systems and removal of cesspools in communities statewide. The program is a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Health, Environmental Facilities Corporation, and participating counties to administer funding to qualifying homeowners.

"As we build back better, it is more important than ever that we continue to invest in our water infrastructure and help ensure clean water for New York residents," Governor Cuomo said. "Cesspools and failing septic systems cannot be overlooked as a source of water pollution, and these funds are necessary to help communities improve water quality in some of our most vulnerable watersheds."

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