Environmental Health
Septic Systems
  Financial Assistance  

Is your septic system in need of maintenance or repair? Are you having a hard time coming up with the money to pay for it?

Thurston County Environmental Health, along with Community Partners administer several low-interest loan and grant programs to help residents who live in shellfish protection areas or need financial assistance to maintain existing systems and repair failing septics. Additional information on our various programs is provided below.

NEW! Craft 3 Low-Interest Loan Program for Failing Septic System Repairs [PDF]

Small Grants for Inspection and Maintenance

This program is only for those homeowners who live in the Henderson Inlet or Nisqually Reach Shellfish Protection Districts in northern Thurston County. Qualifying homeowners can receive a grant up to $500 for septic system inspections, tank pumping, septic tank riser installation, pump replacement, and minor system repairs that do not require a permit. For additional information and application form, see Homeowner Grant Program for Septic System Maintenance [PDF].

Riser Rebate Program

This program provides $50 rebates per riser, up to $100, for installing risers over septic system manholes for septic system homeowners in the Henderson or Nisqually Shellfish Protection Districts (see paragraph above to find out if you are in one of the districts). Risers make future inspections and pumping much easierólittle to no digging hereafter. This rebate is only for existing systems. To download the application, see Septic Tank Riser Rebate [PDF] or call 360-867-2628.

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