Rebates Available for Upgrading Existing Septic Systems

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has received funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to provide qualified property owners a 50% rebate, up to $5,000, to upgrade existing wastewater treatment plants to improved nutrient-reducing systems to improve water quality in our Land to improve lakes, rivers and springs.

“Conventional wastewater treatment plants do not clean the nitrogen from our waste,” said Stacie Greco, Alachua County water resources program manager. “Nitrogen is the primary pollutant damaging our waterways and contributes to harmful algae outbreaks.”

The first step in upgrading your septic system is to complete and submit this form so staff can verify that your property is in an appropriate catchment area. You will receive an email with the program fact sheet and next steps. These steps include working with the Alachua County Health Department and a registered septic contractor or certified plumber to determine which system is right for you. Aerobic Treatment Units (ATU), In-Ground Nutrient Reducing Bioreactors (INRB) and performance-based systems are eligible.

For more information, contact Stacie Greco at 352-264-6829.

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