Community Septic System Loan Program (CSSLP)

The Community Septic System Loan Program (CSSLP) was initiated in the Spring of 2006 upon receipt of a special grant award from the RI Clean Water Finance Agency targeted to aiding property owners in repairing failing septic systems, thereby alleviating a significant source of environmental pollution. This project has since been renewed as a continued offering of this service.

This program relies on funds from a non-restoring line of credit that may be applied to systems that have been issued a violation from the RI Department of Environmental Management, or are otherwise documented as “failed” systems. The maximum amount allowed per loan is $20,000 with a maximum loan term up to 10 years.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of this grant, the Town has instituted a pre-application process that considers the site conditions on a case-by-case basis. Below is the CSSLP Pre-application and criteria for eligibility.

Applicants must complete the CSSLP Pre-Application and submit appropriate documents to the Department of Community Development for review. For inquiries regarding eligibility for the CSSLP, please contact Jill Sabo, Environmental Planning Specialist for assistance.

2022 CSSLP Criteria
2022 CSSLP PreApplication