Question Asked by Neena: Ohio grants/help for a new septic system?
My family is in the process of buying a home. It’s cheap and has wonderful potential, however, it needs a new septic system and I have a bunch of questions about how this works. I was told that once we get the deed the Health Department will come in and test it and tell me I need a new one. How long will I be given to replace it? My father and husband put them in but we are still looking at 9000.00. We are a low income family with three children and any help or even a system where we can be financed would be great. I’m looking for people who have been through this and forced to change their septic system but didn’t have this crazy amount of money right away to replace it.
Answer by acermill
You are looking for some help which does not exist. Yes, many states DO offer help with costs of septic system replacements, but they do NOT offer such when you are buying a property with a KNOWN septic system issue. You need to negotiate the price of the property down to a level which will give you adequate funds to replace the existing system. The State of Ohio is NOT going to fund a new septic system for you, when you knowingly purchase a property with a failed system.
Answer by Landlord
You will not be allowed to live in it at all until you have the new tank installed.
There are no more grants to buy this then to buy you new curtains. You need to pay for this yourself, this is why the house is so cheap.
Answer by MillerPlantenet
For clogging, slow drains, drain field failure visible by wet spots in your yard, use the all-natural advanced formula Septic-Helper 2000 and Enza drain line cleaner from MillerPlante.net, It has the 8 natural bacteria and enzymes that digest the waste in the tank and out in the drain field. To reduce your phosphate and nitrate levels to zero coming from your Laundry, use their new all-natural Enza washer-balls. According to the EPA, chemicals used in the home are the #1 problem polluting water supplies and water wells.
New federal regulations require that states clean up their water supplies. It mandates new inspections on all septic systems, water wells and with funding, local waterways. A failed inspection would include a slow drain in your leach field, low septic tank bacteria levels or elevated Nitrate levels in your Water Well or local Water Supplies; could require replacement of your entire system for $ 10K to $ 80K+ or connect to the city sewer system for $ 5K to $ 40K. The new inspections are failing 12% of systems each year and 82% of those older than 1977.
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