Cost-shares are still available for septic system repairs in the South Chickamauga Headwaters Project Area (depicted below), much of which is around Ringgold, Georgia.  The cost-share rates are variable and range from 25% to 60% depending on the severity of the problem and the proximity to a blue-line stream.  People of all income levels are generally eligible for repairs assuming they have a failing system.  Our focus is on repairing failing systems that are likely contributing effluent to blue-line streams, although people with other issues are encouraged to apply as well.  We will be working closely with Georgia Department of Public Health to ensure only the highest quality repairs are complete.  In all, we hope to help cost-share on at least 14 septic system repairs by the close of 2013.  If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Josh Smith at (423) 309-2630 or

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