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Logan County Health District officials announced at their Wednesday afternoon meeting that work will begin this summer to assist local households with the repair or replacement of private sewage treatment systems, made possible through a $120,000 Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Grant.
Craig Kauffman, director of environmental health, said LCHD through a contract with the Ohio EPA for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund project, which potentially could provide approximately $6,000 each to about 20 owner-occupied properties with a failed sewage system.
For households that are at or below the 2015 federal poverty level, the cost of the sewage system repair or replacement will be covered 100 percent. Also for those whose incomes are above the 2015 federal poverty level, various levels of funding still will be available, the environmental health director noted.
“This is amazing; this is the first time that we’ve ever received money to help in this capacity,” Mr. Kauffman said. “We anticipate that we could bring properties before the board as soon as in July to begin this process. We’ll have 18 months to complete this program.”
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