Home sewage treatment grant received


Some county homeowners can get help with septic systems

Staff report



The Morrow County Commissioners, in collaboration with the Morrow County Health District, accepted transfer of the Home Sewage Treatment System grant to assist eligible homeowners needing repairs to their failing septic system.

The HSTS grant program provides funding to eligible homeowners with income of 100-300 percent of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2016 Poverty Guidelines.

The $300,000 grant is a two-year program from Ohio EPA.

The commissioners have assigned the administration of the HSTS to the Morrow County Development Office. Development Director Shane Farnsworth said information on the HSTS grant is available on the Development Office’s website at www.developmorrow.com. “The HSTS grant program has been and will continue to help property owners address septic issues throughout the county and allow them to stay in their homes.”

Homeowners who have been approved for funding with the Morrow County Health District can provide written consent to transfer their personal information to the County Commissioners (Development Office).

The Morrow County Commissioners and County Health District continue to work together to promote, improve and enhance the health and quality of life for residence of Morrow County while promoting community and economic development, a news release states

Morrow County Development Office administers many grant and loan programs including the Water and Sewer Revolving Loan Program, Community Development Block Grant, Community Housing Improvement Program, Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund, Neighborhood Initiative Program, etc. Descriptions of these programs are also available on online or by contacting the Development Office at 419-947-7535, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (excluding legal holidays).

Some county homeowners can get help with septic systems

Staff report