Septic System Assistance for 2020 Wildfire Recovery

The Department of Environmental Quality and Craft3 are partnering to offer a unique financial aid package to help homeowners impacted by the 2020 wildfires. Beginning July 1, 2022, fire-impacted property owners can apply for both a loan and a grant to repair or replace their onsite septic system. Eligible borrowers will be offered grant resources on a sliding scale based on annual household income. This grant award can cover a significant share of project costs. Onsite septic system project costs that exceed the grant award can be covered by an affordable Craft3 loan. For more information, visit the Craft3 website.

EWEB’s drinking water source protection program offers several options designed to assist McKenzie landowners in protecting the water quality of the McKenzie River. In addition, there are special programs for landowners rebuilding after the Holiday Farm Fire. This includes a Septic Maintenance Incentive and a Septic and Infrastructure Loan. Please visit EWEB’s website for more information.


Contact the UWSWCD office for additional assistance

(541) 852-6680

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