Funding available to repair septic systems to improve water quality in the Hardware River

Septic system maintenance tips

Septic system maintenance tips

The TJSWCD has funds to assist property owners with the repair and replacement of failing septic systems, connection to public sewer, and routine septic pump outs. Property owners are eligible for 50% reimbursement towards the cost of expenses regardless of income. Some property owners, depending on income, may be eligible for up to 80% cost-share reimbursement. Participants MUST apply to the program before having any work done in order to qualify.

Steps to apply for funding to repair septic systemsThe funding for this program is targeted to streams included in areas funded to improve “Impaired Waterways.” Currently, priority funding is available in the Hardware River Watershed and the Tye River Watershed. Click here to find out what watershed you live in or contact Lisa Hyatt at 434-975-0224 Ext 110 to learn if you are eligible.

Click Here to fill out an application for the Septic Program

All repairs or installations of septic systems must be coordinated with permitting from the local Virginia Department of Health.

Details of practices that may be funded through this program:
RB-1: Septic Tank Pumpout
RB-2: Connection of Malfunctioning Onsite Sewage System or Straight Pipe to Public Sewer
RB-3: Conventional Onsite Sewage System Repair
RB-4: Conventional Onsite Sewage System Installation/Replacement
RB-5: Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installation

Diagram of typical septic system