Septic system loans OK’d by County Board
Washington County Board approved a new measure that will allow homeowners to borrow money to fix failing septic systems.
The low interest loan program was given final approval Feb. 4 and may save more than 17,000 septic systems and 50,000 residents from having to pay out of pocket for the large expense.
Washington County began looking into failing septic system funding programs last year. Public health staff say the cost to fix a faulty system can go up to $20,000.