Sewage Systems

Environmental Health issues construction permits and certificates of completions. The systems must be engineer designed and submitted to our department for review. For application information please call our office. There are approximately 275 sewage system construction permits issued per year.

Septic System Replacement Program

The State Septic System Replacement Fund Program provides funding to replace cesspools and septic systems in New York State. This grant program’s goal is to reduce the environmental and public-health impacts associated with the discharge from cesspools and septic systems. The program targets cesspools and septic systems in close proximity to priority waterbodies as determined by the State Department of Environmental Conservation. Cortland County properties adjacent to Skaneateles Lake may be eligible for this program. Please call our office at 607-753-5035 to learn more.

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