How do I know if I am eligible for the rebate?

There are three criteria that must be met to be eligible for the septic system rebate.

  1.  You must have a private residence with a septic system in the current eligible area. Check the map of eligible areas on the main page or contact Kate Kimber at KKimber@co.whatcom.wa.us to determine if your system is in the current eligible area.
  2. You must complete a free Whatcom County Health Department Septic System Homeowner Training. This may either be the in person classes or the online training both found at http://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/1745/Homeowner-Training-OM
  3.  You must complete and pay for one of the eligible activities.
  • Evaluation completed by a certified professional.
  • Septic tank pumped by a certified professional.
  • Equipment purchased and installed (risers and lids, baffles, or effluent filters).

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1. How do I know if I am eligible for the rebate?
2. Where do I turn in my rebate application?
3. What do I need to submit for the rebate?
4. How do I sign up for a class?
5. How large of a rebate can I receive?
6. How long does it take to receive the rebate?
7. When is the last date for me to submit my rebate materials? If something comes up, can I still submit them late?
8. I followed the instructions I received after completing my training and have submitted all of my rebate application materials. Is there anything more I need to do?
9. Can I submit applications for all three rebate options?
10. Is the rebate level the same if I complete the in person training or the online training?
11. I completed an evaluation, septic tank pumping, or installed equipment before I received a letter from the Whatcom County Health Department. Am I still eligible for the rebate?
12. I attended a homeowner workshop a few years ago; can you verify that I attended a class? Can I still submit a rebate now?
13. I sent my rebate materials in a few months ago and still have not had any response. Did you receive my information?
14. I completed the online inspection training—am I qualified to inspect my own system for the remainder of the life of the system?
15. If I have a certified professional complete my septic system evaluation, why do I need to complete a homeowner training?