Resolution adopted to repair sewage systems

By Ivy Potter -

On Nov. 28th, 2017, the Scioto County Commissioners adopted a resolution tentatively awarding contract for repair/replacement of failing home sewage treatment systems regarding the Scioto County Board of Health.

A total of 13 contracts were awarded through grants made possible by Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) funding. Little’s Excavating of the Tri-State, Breech’s Septic and Excavating, G&H Construction, and John Rabie all received contracts.

The contracts are contingent on receiving the appropriate funding from the WPCLF. The Water Pollution Control Loan Fund whose purpose is “Providing financial and technical assistance to public and private entities for a wide variety of projects to protect or improve the quality of Ohio’s rivers, streams, lakes and other water resource”, is a part of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

“Every once in a while, we discuss where someone had their sewer replaced due to hardship,” Bryan Davis, the Chair of the Scioto County Commissioners, said. “Usually, there are income guidelines in order to qualify. These are grants are applied to by the health department, and are usually very successful in getting those grants,” “Usually what happens is our sanitarians will go out and find a failing septic tank, they’ll talk to the home owner, and sometimes, they just can’t afford to replace those. They’ll qualify for the program to get their septic tank replaced.”

The process requires the home owner to apply through the health department, if they feel they meet the required guidelines, and the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) determines whether they will receive that funding.

By Ivy Potter

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932