Well & Septic Pilot Assistance Fund

Septic fund

Are you an elderly, disabled or low-income homeowner? Does your well and/or septic system need repairs, but you just can’t afford the costs? The Wake County Environmental Services department and Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization department are partnering on a new, two-year pilot program using $200,000 in funding to help eligible homeowners address problems with their well or septic systems.

Our Wake County Housing team already has programs to help with critical household repairs, such as roof repairs or fixing heating systems. One program offers up to $5,000 for emergency repairs and another offers up to $20,000 in funding for home repairs for the elderly or disabled.

Through this pilot program, Wake County provides additional money for these grant programs and helps qualified applicants with repairs that exceed these caps. With this additional funding, qualified applicants will have more opportunities to have their well or septic systems repaired or to have their well water tested.

Requirements for financial help

To qualify for county assistance with repairs to your well or septic system, you must:

  • Have a well or septic problem that is a health or safety hazard;
  • Have an income that does not exceed 50% of Wake County’s median income (currently $53,500 for a family of four);
  • Meet property tax value requirements;
  • Meet personal asset requirements (excluding property value);
  • Not owe delinquent property taxes to Wake County; and
  • Have a home on a permanent foundation.

How to apply

First, report your well or septic concern by calling 919-856-7400 or using our well complaint webform or septic complaint webform. Staff from Wake County Environmental Services will investigate the problem, tell you about possible solutions, and share information about financial assistance to fix the issues.