Septic Information and Repair

Septic System Management

Septic systems at lakefront homes may contribute excessive phosphorus to lakes due to site constraints, proximity to the seasonal water table and improper maintenance. Simple measures such as water conservation practices and routine system pump outs (approximately every 3 years) can go a long way to maintaining properly functioning septic systems that will not contribute …

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Septic Repairs – DEC Grant

NYS DEC’s has a septic tank matching grant program for septic systems in disrepair. They will pay up to 50% of the repair up to $25,000.  Details of the program and application can be found at There has been some confusion about the eligibility criteria, since different regions of the watershed have slightly different criteria. …

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Septic Tank Maintenance and DEC Matching Repair Grant

Septic tanks must be professionally maintained to operate correctly and preserve our environment. They should be emptied every 2 years for year-round resi­dents and every 3 years for part-time residents. Leakage from a poorly maintained or damaged septic system can stimulate weed growth in the Lake and pollute the waters. Many household chemicals, if emptied …

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