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Tompkins County Septic Upgrade Program

Applications for this program are closed  (6/27/2023)

Tompkins County recently received funds from New York State for replacing On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems, also known as “Septic Systems”.  The funds from this grant will be used for the upgrade of substandard septic systems for single-family, owner-occupied properties located within the boundaries of Tompkins County, but outside of the City of Ithaca.

Occupants must be low-to-moderate in income, as per the table below, and the property’s septic system must be in need of repair or replacement.  Other requirements apply.


Household Size (Number of Persons/Maximum Income)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$56,150 $64,150 $72,150 $80,150 $86,600 $93,000 $99,400 $105,800

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Applications are now being accepted.

If you feel you meet the eligibility requirements above, and would like to request an application, please contact Thoma Development Consultants @ (607) 753-1433 Monday through Friday, between 8:30 A.M and 4:00 P.M.
Thank you.