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Eligibility Information

If your septic system is failing and you live in either Eau Claire or another participating County, you might be eligible for a grant which can pay up to 60% of the cost of a new POWTS if all the following requirements are met: 

  1. You own the residence or business with the failing system.
  2. The residence with the failing sewer is the owner's primary dwelling (not a cabin or rental property) and is occupied at least 51% of the year by the owner.
  3. Combined adjusted gross annual income of private home owners is less than $45.000. 
    • Incomes between $32,000 and $45,000 receive reduced rates. If your income falls in this category, contact the Health Department to see if you are eligible to receive funding. 
  4. Farmers or small businesses must have annual gross revenue of less than $362,500, and have a daily wastewater flow rate of less than 5,000 gallons per day.
  5. The residence with the failing septic system was constructed prior to July 1, 1978. 
  6. The septic system is failing to groundwater, evidence of seasonal groundwater saturation, or surface water.
  7. The Health Department has verified that your system is failing before the septic system replacement work begins.
  8. You application is submitted within 3 years from the date the Health Department verifies that you system is failing.
For more information please see the Eau Claire County WI Fund Checklist , contact the Health Department at 715-839-4718, or visit the Wisconsin Fund web page located at: