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You may be eligible for a grant under this program if all of the following requirements are met:
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When properly operating, a private sewage system safely treats wastewater by storing sludge and solids in the septic tank and by treating and dispersing wastewater in a soil absorption field. However, a failing system can harm the environment by discharging sewage to the surface, to a lake or stream, or to groundwater. Your private sewage system may not show any apparent signs of failure and yet be failing.
The types of failing private sewage systems are divided into three categories:
Amounts may vary based on the extent of the worked needed to bring your system into compliance with the state plumbing code.
Grant funds are allocated on an annual cycle. The county submits applications to the Commerce Department in January for all eligible individuals within our jurisdiction. Commerce makes grant awards for these applications in the following fiscal year or in the fall of each year.
Complete the front side of the Owner's Application for the Wisconsin Funds and returned it to the Oconto County Zoning Office with:
Please have this information to our office no later than January 15th so that it may be submitted in time.
You can get a copy of the Owner's Application for the Wisconsin Funds by contacting your local zoning office.