Funding available to repair septic systems to improve water quality in the Goldmine Creek & Tye River Watersheds

Septic system maintenance tips

Septic system maintenance tips

The TJSWCD currently has funding available only to property owners in the Goldmine Creek Watershed , Hardware River Watershed and the Tye River Watershed  to assist with the repair and replacement of failing septic systems, connection to public sewer, and routine septic pump outs. Property owners in these two watersheds 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.

Click one of the maps below to see if you live within an eligible watershed:

Goldmine Creek Watershed (portions of Louisa County)

Hardware River Watershed ( portions of Albemarle & Fluvanna Counties)

Tye River Watershed (portions of Nelson & Amherst Counties)

For questions email

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 (permitted and non permitted)
RB-4: Conventional Onsite Sewage System Installation/Replacement
RB-5: Alternative Onsite Sewage System Installation

Diagram of typical septic system