MARGARETVILLE — Homeowners in the New York City Catskill-Delaware Watershed who repaired or replaced their septic system in the past year but, because of distance from a watercourse, were not eligible for funding through the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) at the time, may now apply for reimbursement.
Because there were unexpended septic program funds at the end of the year, the CWC Board of Directors voted January 2 to accept reimbursement applications for septic rehabilitation completed through Dec. 31, 2017 regardless of whether or not those systems are located in an existing priority area.
The reimbursement form and more information on the residential repair program are available on the CWC website (Septic Program page), or call the CWC at 845-586-1400.
At its Jan. 2 meeting, the CWC Board authorized reimbursements to ten homeowners whose septic system repairs cost in excess of $25,000. They were located in the Towns of Walton, Middletown, Bovina, Meredith, Hunter, Woodstock and Kortright.
A total of 178 septic repairs were completed in 2017, and another 263 systems were pumped and inspected through the CWC’s Septic Maintenance Program. Permanent residents are reimbursed 100 percent of eligible repair costs, while part-time residents can be reimbursed for 60 percent of eligible costs.
Visit www.cwconline.org for more information on this and other environmental, economic development and education programs run by the CWC in the New York City West-of-Hudson Watershed.