Ohio EPA has approved a $300,000 principal forgiveness loan to Ross County to help qualifying homeowners address failing septic systems.
This funding is offered through Ohio EPA’s Home Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) Repair/Replacement Program for 2017.
This state initiative, which is part of Ohio’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF), will improve the quality of life for low-income residents by eliminating failing home sewage treatment systems at an affordable cost.
Qualified homeowners will be eligible to receive 100 percent, 85 percent or a 50 percent share in principal forgiveness toward the cost to repair or replace their failing home septic treatment systems. The percentage is dependent on family household income levels.
More information is available at epa.ohio.gov