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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 7, 2012
Jennifer Johnson, Education and Outreach Specialist, 360-867-2577

Loans and Grants Available for Septic Repairs

Olympia-Thurston County Environmental Health has funds available to help homeowners fix or replace their failing septic systems. Failing or unmaintained septic systems can create serious health problems for humans and wildlife. Homeowners with failing septic systems in any part of Thurston County and of any income level can apply for low interest loans to replace failing septic systems or connect with sewer.

Grants are available for homeowners with limited incomes and can be used to help cover the costs of small repairs or to replace a failing system. "We are grateful to be able to provide assistance to homeowners through this loan and grant program," said Debra Baker, Environmental Health Program Assistant. "So far, we've been able to help 124 homeowners fix or replace their failing systems. This helps protect human health and keeps sewage out of the ground and surface waters that we all depend on."

To find out if you qualify for the septic system repair financial assistance program, contact Debra Baker at 360-867-2628 (TDD line 360-867-2603). Septic system care begins with you.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3