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Septic Upgrade Incentive Program

The Septic Upgrade Incentive Program is no longer accepting new applications for participation in the program, as current funding has been exhausted. The program will continue to process invoices for work that has already been authorized by a Purchase Order. As we move forward with this important effort, DEP is working with Citrus, Hernando, Leon, Marion, Orange, Pasco, Seminole, Volusia and Wakulla counties to establish county-specific Septic Upgrade Incentive Programs. These programs are not yet in place. We will post updated information here when the status changes. The process includes developing grant agreements with each county and creating a program consistent with the feasibility study each of these counties has conducted. The county feasibility studies identify where onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems are located and where upgrading these systems is the most appropriate wastewater solution. Thank you for your patience during this transition. If you have any questions about a Septic Upgrade Incentive Program in your county, please contact your local county officials or the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Water and Springs Restoration Program at SepticProgram@FloridaDEP.gov. You can also visit the Florida Department of Health's Onsite Sewage Program website for more information on septic systems and nutrient reducing technology/research.

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