East Hampton Town Septic Rebate Program Residential and commercial property owners may be eligible to receive the Town’s new modified grant / rebate to upgrade to an approved low nitrogen system – up to $20,000 if your property is located within the Water Protection District or if you qualify for low-moderate income, and up to $15,000 if your property is located outside of the Water Protection District.
IMPORTANT! As of December 2022, Septic upgrade grants are no longer considered taxable income. If you have already upgraded and were taxed, you are entitled to a reimbursement. We suggest you contact your accountant about an income adjustment.
CCOM Virtual Septic Replacement Q&A
Through a partnership with Suffolk County’s Reclaim Our Water program and generous support from Long Island Community Foundation, we have been helping people get through the process of upgrading their outdated cesspools and septic systems to new technologies that help reduce nitrogen entering our water. On Friday, May 29th we held our first VIRTUAL Septic Replacement Q&A. Town of East Hampton presented information on available Town, County, and State financial incentives to assist property owners to complete their septic upgrades. 5.29.2020 | Septic Replacement Virtual Meeting Q&A (Recorded, 42 minutes)
Suffolk County Septic Improvement Program Grant Grants are currently available for up to $20,000 for eligible homeowners, plus up to an additional $10,000 from NY State. Most may be eligible for a low-interest loan up to $10,000 to finance the remaining costs, or to help bridge the time until you receive your rebate from the Town.
Long Island Native Plant Initiative
Learn which plants are native to our area; why native plant habitat and biodiversity is important and stay in the know about upcoming native plant sales and other educational / volunteer opportunities.
Suffolk County Healthy Lawns Clean Water Program
The over-application and/or misuse of fertilizer products is one of several sources that has led to the degradation in local water quality, and has harmed groundwater, drinking water, wetlands, and surface waters within Suffolk County. Learn about the local law Suffolk County passed to reduce nitrogen pollution by reducing the use of fertilizer.
Perfect Earth Project
This East Hampton based organization educates homeowners and professionals about the dangers of synthetic lawn and garden chemicals to humans, animals, and the environment. They promote and teach natural, PRFCT (toxin-free) techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost.
Long Island: Where Does It Go When I Flush? | The Nature Conservancy
Long Island’s conventional septic systems only function as designed when there is enough distance between the leaching pit and the ground water. In low-lying coastal areas septic systems are commonly considered ‘failing’ when the ground water comes close to the leaching pit. Many septic systems can fail at once when rain or storm surges submerge septic systems and/or elevate the water table. In addition to nitrogen pollution, failing septic systems release pathogens that are a direct threat to human health.