East of Hudson Septic System Rehabilitation Reimbursement Program

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Overview

The East of Hudson Septic System Rehabilitation Reimbursement Program, formerly known as the Kensico program, provides reimbursement to property owners in targeted NYC Watershed Basins to assist in the cost of rehabilitating their failing septic system. Property owners located in the targeted areas who have received a Notice of Violation on or after May 7, 2017 or have failed an inspection performed by a licensed contractor may be eligible to obtain up to 50% of eligible costs of up to a maximum reimbursement $25,000 to replace or repair their failing septic system.

The New York City water supply system provides over one billion gallons of drinking water daily for nearly eight million city residents as well as visitors, commuters, and approximately one million people living in Westchester, Putnam, and other upstate counties. Currently the program consists of properties in the Kensico, Boyds Corner, Cross River, Croton Falls and West Branch watershed. These watershed basins are very important to the city's water supply system and are included in several federally mandated water quality protection initiatives. 

Property owners within the eligible program areas will receive a letter from EFC. Once owners have received this letter, they may contact EFC to establish whether or not they are eligible for the program. Upon approval of eligibility, property owners may choose to enter a participation agreement with EFC in order to receive reimbursement.