The Kensico Septic System Rehabilitation Reimbursement Program provides reimbursement to property owners in the Kensico Reservoir Watershed Basin to assist in the cost of rehabilitating their failing septic system. Property owners who have received a Notice of Violation on or after November 30, 2008 or believe their septic system is failing may be eligible to obtain up to 50% of eligible costs up to a maximum reimbursement of $25,000.
The New York City water supply system provides over one billion gallons of drinking water daily for nearly 8 million City residents, as well as visitors, commuters, and approximately one million people living in Westchester, Putnam, and other upstate counties. The Kensico Reservoir, located in Westchester County, is the terminal reservoir for the City’s Catskill/Delaware water supply system, meaning it is the last impoundment prior to entering the City’s distribution system. Given the importance of the Kensico Reservoir to the City’s Water Supply System, the Reservoir and its Watershed Basin are included in several Federally mandated water quality protection initiatives.
Property owners who are eligible to participate in this program will receive a letter from EFC.
To view the Kensico Septic System Rehabilitation Program's Application, Guidance documents or Program Fact Sheets, click here.