The Community Septic System Loan Program (CSSLP) was initiated in the Spring of 2006 upon receipt of a special grant award from the RI Clean Water Finance Agency targeted to aiding property owners in repairing failing septic systems, thereby alleviating a significant source of environmental pollution. This project has since been renewed as a continued offering of this service.
This program relies on funds from a non-restoring line of credit that may be applied to systems that have been issued a violation from the RI Department of Environmental Management, or are otherwise documented as “failed” systems. The maximum amount allowed per loan is $20,000 with a maximum loan term up to 10 years.
In order to maximize the effectiveness of this grant, the Town has instituted a pre-application process that considers the site conditions on a case-by-case basis. Below is the CSSLP Pre-application and criteria for eligibility.
Applicants must complete the CSSLP Pre-Application and submit appropriate documents to the Department of Community Development for review. For inquiries regarding eligibility for the CSSLP, please contact Jill Sabo, Environmental Planning Specialist for assistance.