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Upgrade Your Sewer; Get Money From the Town

Residents can get a rebate of up to 50 percent of the cost of a septic upgrade.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
The Town of Southampton is once again offering rebates to homeowners who upgrade their septic systems.

The money is being offered, according to Councilwoman Christine Scalera, after, the town board voted to increase its septic rebate incentive program by $100,000.

The money, according to Scalera comes from unallocated insurance funds in the 2013 town budget.

Before the approval, the septic rebate incentive program had run dry.

The original funding depleted after only a few weeks, proving that homeowners are willing, even eager, to upgrade, if offered an incentive to do so.” said Scalera.

According to Scalera, the Septic Rebate program provides residents up to 50 percent of the cost of the upgrade, and up to 60 percent to those who reside in critical watershed areas and within 200 feet of a body of water.

Those interested in applying for the Septic Rebate Program, can pick up an application in the town's Building Department in Town Hall.
Faustina November 16, 2013 at 07:38 AM
What are "unallocated insurance funds"? What Scalera doesn't say is that the Town is enabling developers to buy increased density and zone changes by paying "donations" into the so-called Water Quality Fund which then dribbles some of it into these sewer updates. Soon they will harden sewer updates and sewer inspections into law thus further burdening individual homeowners while continuing to sell rights to developers to further pollute the waters.

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