Is your septic system in need of maintenance or
repair? Are you having a hard time coming up with the
money to pay for it? Do you live in the Henderson or
Nisqually Shellfish Protection areas?
Thurston County Environmental Health administers
several low-interest loan and grant programs to help
residents who live in shellfish protection areas or need
financial assistance to maintain existing systems and
repair failing septics. Additional information on our
various programs is provided below.
This program is only for those homeowners who live in the Henderson Inlet or Nisqually Reach Shellfish Protection
Districts in northern Thurston County. Qualifying homeowners can receive a grant up to $500 for septic system
inspections, tank pumping, septic tank riser installation, pump replacement, and minor system repairs that do not
require a permit. For additional information and application form, see
Homeowner Grant Program for Septic System Maintenance [PDF].
This program provides $50 rebates per riser, up to
$100, for installing risers over septic system manholes
for septic system homeowners in the Henderson or
Nisqually Shellfish Protection Districts (see paragraph
above to find out if you are in one of the districts).
Risers make future inspections and pumping much
easierólittle to no digging hereafter. This rebate is
only for existing systems. To download the application,
see Septic Tank Riser Rebate
[PDF] or call 360-867-2643.