Funding for your septic system
Affordable Septic System Loan ProgramDEQ received funding from the Oregon legislature to support loans for septic system repair and replacement
. Learn more at the Septic System Loans for Homeowners and Small Businesses web page
Funding for septic system financial aid projects
Funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act will be available later this year to communities and organizations to provide grants, loans, and other financial assistance to homeowners and small businesses. DEQ is requesting information from interested
agencies and other eligible organizations to administer financial aid to local
property owners for the repair, replacement, and evaluation of their septic
Wildfire and septic systems
Many homes were damaged or lost in the Oregon wildfires of September 2020. Septic systems are not immune from damage in the wildfire. There are a number of scenarios when returning home or rebuilding that are likely to come up that these frequently asked questions should help answer.
One thing to keep in mind is septic system materials, such as plastic, steel and concrete, are susceptible to damage by the extreme heat generated in a fire and care should be taken approaching a septic tank after the wildfire.
After the Fire: Septic System Information:
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