Pilot Program to Encourage Septic Conversion
LOTT is offering a rebate of 50% to 75% off the LOTT connection fee for property owners that are converting from an on-site septic system to the public sewer system. This is a temporary pilot program for 2017 and 2018. Funding is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program is subject to available funding and may be discontinued at any time.
Property owners converting from septic to sewer are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the LOTT connection fee. Owners who meet criteria for hardship status, as defined by the city that will provide utility service, may qualify for an additional rebate of 25% of the LOTT connection fee.
To apply, complete the application form below and submit it to the city – Lacey, Olympia, or Tumwater – that will be providing utility services to the property. City and LOTT staff will review the application, determine rebate eligibility, and send you notification of the rebate amount. At the time of payment to the city for charges related to connection to the sewer system, you will receive the rebate as an “instant” rebate off the cost of the LOTT connection fee. You will be responsible for payment of the remaining portion of the LOTT connection fee not covered by the pre-approved rebate.
LOTT is offering this pilot incentive program to encourage property owners within LOTT’s service area to abandon on-site septic systems and connect to the public sewer system. This benefits LOTT and the community by:
- Helping protect water quality of local groundwater, lakes, streams, and inlets
- Protecting LOTT’s continued ability to discharge to receiving waters
- Spreading the cost of operating the public sewer system over more ratepayers, lowering the costs for all
- Gathering data that can help guide future efforts to encourage septic to sewer conversion
For more information about converting from an on-site septic system to the public sewer system, contact the city that provides utility services in your area:
Lacey Public Works at (360) 491-5600
Olympia Public Works,
Diane Utter, Water Resources Engineer, at (360) 753-8562
Tumwater Public Works at (360) 754-4140