Gwinnett residents needing plumbing, septic tank repairs may qualify for assistance

Gwinnett residents who are struggling to pay for plumbing and septic tank repairs may qualify for assistance through a partnership between Gwinnett Water Resources and Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity.

For 2022, Gwinnett County has made available to Habitat for Humanity up to $1 million in partnership with the Water Resources Assistance Program to support home plumbing repairs and sewer system remodeling and repairs. The allocation comes from the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.

“We are very excited about the WRAP program and the number of households we can help with this program funding,” said Brent Bohanan, executive director of Habitat for Humanity. “We have been looking for ways to increase the number of families we can support with home repairs in Gwinnett County. This program will allow us to increase our impact by 400% over the next five years. It will also allow us to provide much needed plumbing repairs to those in need in our community.”

Qualified residents can apply for repairs to domestic plumbing related to damage from leaks, retrofitting of toilets, faucets and showerheads, and repair or replacement of defective sewage treatment plants. To qualify, applicants’ household income must not exceed 60% of the area’s median annual income, based on family size, and applicants must also own and live in the home that requires repairs.

More information on the Water Resources Assistance Program can be found here.

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