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Skagit County On-Site Programs: Financial Assistance Leads to Pollution Reduction

Publication number Date Published
07-10-072August 2007
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Author(s) Joanne Polayes
Description Septic systems tend to be out-of-sight and out-of-mind, but they can actually be the source of serious water quality and public health problems if not managed correctly. Skagit County has two successful on-site septic system programs. With money from the Water Quality State Revolving Fund, Skagit County Planning & Development Services provides low interest loans to property owners to repair and replace failing septic systems. With support from an Ecology Centennial Clean Water Fund grant, Skagit County Public Health Department is educating and providing incentives for homeowners to have their septic systems inspected and maintained regularly so that water quality is protected.
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Keywords septic systems, money, reduction, water quality story, Skagit, loans, Centennial Clean Water Fund, health, water quality, State Revolving Fund, pollution, financial assistance, grant
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