CWC Board approves additional septic reimbursement for 2016

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NEWS from the Catskill Watershed Corp
Contact: Diane Galusha, Communications Director
845-586-1400 ext. 306

MARGARETVILLE, January 5, 2017: Homeowners in the New York City Catskill-Delaware Watershed who repaired or replaced their septic system in the past year but, because of distance from a watercourse, were not eligible for funding through the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) at the time, may now apply for reimbursement.

Because there were unexpended septic program funds at the end of the year, the CWC Board of Directors voted January 3 to accept reimbursement applications for septic rehabilitation completed through December 31, 2016 regardless of whether or not those systems are located in an existing priority area.

To obtain a reimbursement form and for more information on the septic program, call the CWC at 845-586-1400.

A total of 246 septic repairs were completed in 2016, and another 261 systems were pumped and inspected through the CWC’s Septic Maintenance Program. Permanent residents are reimbursed 100 percent of eligible repair costs, while part-time residents can be reimbursed for 60 percent of eligible costs.

The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River.