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Attention Lake and Flathead County Community Members!

We are pleased to announce the opportunity for septic maintenance reimbursement for eligible residents of Lake County and Flathead County. The purpose of this program is to address nutrient loading to surface waters in the Flathead Basin from onsite septic systems by encouraging and assisting residents to maintain their systems.

Septic maintenance can be a little costly. To make this endeavor more affordable, a 50% reimbursement (up to $200 / septic system) is available for septic pumping and inspection. Submit an application below if you are interested!

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must…

  • Reside in Lake County or Flathead County
  • Have a septic system in need of pumping (has not been pumped in 3 or more years)

Application/Process Instructions:

  • Applications  will be accepted Spring 2023 and then on a rolling basis
  • Applications and questions should be submitted to the Lake County Conservation District at flatheadsepticprogram@macdnet.org  OR Lake County Conservation District, 64352 US Highway 93 Ronan, MT 59864
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance or denial within 2 weeks of submission
  • A completed septic pumping & inspection, a receipt from the Septic Pumping Contractor/Entity, as well as a complete Septic Reporting Form, must be submitted to the District to receive reimbursement.
  • Select orange button below to complete and submit an application online OR select the green button to download and print the PDF application to mail
  • Select the blue button to download and print reporting form and provide to Septic Pumping Contractor to complete

PLEASE NOTE:

– Reporting form must be filled out by pumper on site upon inspection, or accurately by homeowner if pumping occurred prior to your application. Pumpers may not keep records of the specific information we require nor do we expect them to make secondary site visits. If you already completed a recent pumping before applying to this program and the pumping contractor does not have the reporting form information readily available or you cannot fill out the reporting form accurately, we cannot reimburse you. This program is primarily intended to encourage new pumping and inspection. We apologize for any inconvenience.

– Pumping and inspection within this program does not qualify as a real estate inspection!

We look forward to working with you to protect your health and our valuable Montana waters!

Additional Resources

List and contacts of licensed septic pumpers in Lake and Flathead Counties:

Licensed Pumpers

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