Nassau Property owners urged to apply for up to $20K in S.E.P.T.I.C. program grants

Nassau Property owners urged to apply for up to $20K in S.E.P.T.I.C. program grants
Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton and County officials promoting Nassau County’s S.E.P.T.I.C. program on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Long Island Clean Water Vendor Day at Oyster Bay’s Fireman’s Field (Photo provided by the Office of Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton)

Nassau County property owners are being encouraged to take full advantage of millions of dollars in available funding to help them defray the cost of upgrading their septic systems.

Nassau homeowners and small businesses that discharge less than 1,000 gallons a day of wastewater are eligible to receive up to $20,000 in grants toward the installation of modern, nitrogen-reducing septic systems through Nassau County’s S.E.P.T.I.C. (Septic Environmental Program to Improve Cleanliness) program.

The program was launched in April 2021 during the administration of former Nassau County Executive Laura Curran using millions in American Rescue Plan Act funding and state grant funds.

Since that time, at least 100 property owners have availed themselves of this initiative. On May 19, the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously to appropriate an additional $2 million grant received from the state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation toward expanding the program.

“Modernizing the waste treatment systems that we use at our homes and businesses is one of the most important steps that we can take to protect the environment, preserve our precious aquatic ecosystems, and improve our quality of life,” Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton said. “That is why I have proudly supported Nassau County’s S.E.P.T.I.C. program since its inception in the spring of 2021 and continue to strongly encourage any property owner who needs to replace an aging septic system to see if they are eligible to receive up to $20,000 in assistance through this important program.”


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