Tuscarawas County agency wants to help you with repairs

(Dover, Ohio) – Tuscarawas County homeowners who have needed repairs or to replace failing septic systems could qualify for help with their expenses thanks to the Tuscarawas County Health Department (TCHD).

How they can help

TCHD has received a $150,000 loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) Program. The loan is principal forgiveness and does not require repayment.

How it works

TCHD utilizes WPCLF Program funds to improve the quality of life for low-income residents by assisting with the repairs and the replacement of home sewage treatment systems or the costs to connect a home to a sanitary sewer. In addition to addressing potential health concerns, local water quality benefits from home septic system improvements. Applicants must meet the Ohio EPA income criteria and the septic system must be in failing condition as verified by TCHD sanitarians. Applicants can be awarded 50% to 100% of the system’s cost based on household income.

Why they care

“We encourage homeowners to apply for this assistance,” explained Caroline Terakedis, TCHD Director of Environmental Health Services. “We will award assistance based upon financial need, the severity of the sewage system failure, and the order in which the application was received. We look forward to working with area residents to help with this process.”

For more information or to get an application for assistance, visit http://www.tchdnow.org/water-pollution-control-loan-fund.html or call 330-343-5550.

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