I/A OWTS Rebate Program

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Eligible property owner in an eligible area.

I/A OWTS Rebates are available through the Community Preservation Fund for systems within the Medium and High Priority Areas of the WQIPP and for income eligible applicants as follows:

  • If you earn less than $300,000 /year, up to 100% of the cost to a maximum of $15,000 is available
  • If you earn between $300,001 - $500,000/year, up to 50% of the cost to a maximum of $15,000 is available

Procedure to apply for the rebate is as follows: 
Procedure for rebate. In order to claim the rebate established by this section, the applicant must:

  1. Submit a septic system upgrade rebate application form to the Town Community Preservation Department and provide documentation, including, but not limited to, applicant’s most recent Federal Income Tax return, to be qualified as an eligible property owner in an eligible area.
  2. Upon review and approval of said form, the Town Community Preservation Department shall deem the application eligible for a rebate. Said approved rebate application form shall serve to encumber the rebate monies attributable to the applicant's upgrade for a period of six months. Within said time, the applicant must complete the upgrade as described below in order to receive the rebate monies. An approved application may be extended for a period of up to sixty (60) days upon good cause shown and at the discretion of the Town Community Preservation Program Manager.
  3. Applicant must then work to obtain required approvals for the I/A OWTS from all appropriate regulatory agencies, including, but not limited to, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (Contact; Jenna Hallock 631-852-5939 or jenna.hallock@suffolkcountyny.gov), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and/or the Town of Southampton Environment Division, as may be necessary.
  4. After receiving said approvals, the applicant shall submit an application to the Building Department for an electrical permit for the I/A OWTS. Said application shall include the Suffolk County Department of Health Services approval, depicting the location and type of system approved, as well as any other necessary approvals (wetland, site plan, etc.), for the parcel.
  5. Once the installation of the I/A OWTS is complete, the eligible property owner must submit the following to the Town Building Department in order to receive a Certificate of Electrical Compliance for the I/A OWTS:
    • A copy of the CPF I/A OWTS eligibility approval form (Schedule B);
    • A Septic System Installation Certificate and either a Suffolk County Department of Health Services final approval/sign-off, or a Suffolk County Department of Health Services WWM-073 Form for the I/A OWTS;
    • A notarized certification from the contractor(s) who actually performed the upgrade, certifying that the upgrade was performed in compliance with the requirements of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
  6. Thereafter, applicant must submit the following to the Town Community Preservation Department:
    • The Certificate of Electrical Compliance, or Certificate of Wetland Compliance where applicable, for the I/A OWTS;
    • A receipt showing the actual costs, as defined herein, applicant paid for said upgrade;
    • A W-9 Form
  7. Upon review and approval by the Town Community Preservation Program Manager of the above documentation, payment of said rebate shall be made by the Town Comptroller.