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Grants Available for Septic Repair in Tracy City

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Money for septic system repairs is available to residents in certain areas of Tracy City through a grant held by the Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council. Currently, 60 percent of the cost of septic repairs can be paid for by the grant, which seeks to assist homeowners by paying for expensive repairs that will benefit the Little Fiery Gizzard watershed in this county. To complete the work, we use local contractors and businesses. The entire process is easy and voluntary but less than a year remains on the grant.

22455760_BG1Additionally, agricultural landowners wanting to implement best management practices (BMPs) to improve water quality are also eligible for assistance. Examples of BMPs include heavy-use area protection for feeding areas and stream crossings, travel lanes for livestock, waterers and associated line, and fencing. Up to 85% of the cost of repairs or installation of practices can be reimbursed.

Funding is provided by a Clean Water Act grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and administered by the Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council, a local, community-based non-profit organization. These projects are funded, in part, under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assistance Agreement #C9994674-11-0.

For more information and to see if you are eligible please contact Simone Madsen at -423- 322-4405 or Robert Altonen at 423- 762-0152 or email