New York State Septic System Replacement Program
This program is funded by NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation. Its mission is to help fund replacing septic systems which are located within 250 feet of the targeted body of water (Copake Lake or Robinson Pond) to reduce nutrients entering the water body. The following criteria must be met:
Septic system must be within 250 of the water body.
Septic System conditions warrant repair, upgrade or replacement You must submit a complete application to the Columbia County Department of Health (CCDOH)
CCDOH will schedule a site visit
An engineer design may be required based on work to be completed
Once approved, your contractor may conduct the work
Once work is completed, A detailed bill must be submitted to CCDOH
Reimbursement for project will be based on all eligible expenditures
Columbia County will reimburse 50% of eligible expenses up to $10,000.00
Funds are only available thru 12/2026, or Until grant funds are exhausted
Please contact Columbia County DOH for more information at (518) 828-3358.