______________________________________________________________________________________________ Location of Home if Different___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________
GPS coordinates (if known) _____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ____________________________________________________________ If you live in a Subdivision: Name:__________________________ Lot #:____________
Size of the existing septic (If known) _______________ Last date pumped (If known) _______________
Approximate distance to the nearest stream/water body___________________________
I understand that the submission of this application does not guarantee approval to participate in this program and that my application must first be reviewed and my location verified to be within the boundaries of the Sleepy Creek watershed. I understand that I am responsible for the upfront costs of pumping my septic system after I am approved to participate in the program. I will be reimbursed 50% up to $150.00 for a one time septic pumping and that the funds will be utilized for such. I release all parties from liability. I understand that a copy of this signed application will be given to the County Health Department. If the septic system is found to be out of compliance with state health code, I will be required to make needed repairs or replacement.
I also understand the timeline for approval and reimbursement under this program as follows:
Septic Pumping Program Timeline:
Complete and mail your application to Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (EPCD).
Your application will be reviewed for approval at the following EPCD board meeting (usually 3rd Wednesday of
You will be notified of the status of your application after the board meeting.
If you are approved, you will receive an approval packet in the mail.
Have your septic system pumped within 60 days after receiving your packet.
Follow instructions provided in your approval packet and return all necessary forms to EPCD.
Your invoice for reimbursement will be reviewed and approved at the following EPCD board meeting and you
will receive your reimbursement check shortly thereafter.
Regular pumping of septic systems helps prevent system failure and leakage of contaminants into the fresh water sources of Sleepy Creek, the Potomac River, and the Chesapeake Bay. Your Sleepy Creek Watershed Association (SCWA) has teamed with the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District (ECPD) to provide financial assistance to homeowners within the watershed to have their septic system pumped within the next year.Watershed homeowners can apply for assistance by picking up an application at the Morgan County Health Department, the WV University Extension Office, or by printing the downloadable formhere. Submit your completed application to the EPCD office in Martinsburg, either by mail, email, or fax (see details on form).
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Once the application is approved by the EPCD, homeowners are asked to have their septic system pumped with 60 days of approval. Homeowners are required to pay for the pumping in full and submit the paid invoice to the EPCD. Homeowners will then be reimbursed for 50% of the pumping cost or $150, whichever is less.
If a septic system is determined to be failing upon pumping, homeowners will be required to repair the system. However, additional financial assistance may be available in such cases.