Upgrading or replacing an aging or failing septic system is one of the best things you can do to protect Lake George from harmful algal blooms. But, it does come at a price. Here are two ways to reduce the expense.
$1,500 Engineering Service Grants:
For property owners whose septic system did not pass inspection by the Lake George Park Commission, the LGA is offering $1,500 Engineering Service Grants. The grants are intended to help with engineering costs associated with septic replacement, and will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.
To apply, sign into or sign up for the free Lake Protector Profile app, then tap the “LGA Grants” tab on the lower left of your Profile for the application form. The deadline is December 30, 2023.
The LGA will contact each applicant to set up a virtual or in-person pre-design meeting to review the application.
No- and Low-Interest Loans:
For property owners anywhere in the Lake George basin who are upgrading or replacing their septic systems, two local banks have partnered with the LGA to offer low-cost loans.
Adirondack Trust has zero-interest loans for qualifying property owners in certain areas of the southern basin. For more information, call Matthew Harrison, VP, Residential Lending, at (518) 584-5844, ext. 2222.
Glens Falls National Bank has several low-interest loan options for qualifying property owners throughout the basin. For more information, call Christine Fowler, Lake George Office Branch Manager, at (518) 668-5461.
Both banks will process applications quickly without closing costs.
Photo at top: Lake George Association website photo.