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Financing available soon to Nova Scotians to improve septic systems

A septic tank is shown in this file photo.
A septic tank is shown in this file photo. - Contributed
HALIFAX, N.S. —

Municipalities will soon be able to offer financing to Nova Scotians to improve septic systems.

Amendments to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter introduced Wednesday will allow all municipalities to offer loans to homeowners in their area who need to install or replace their septic systems. Residents will be able to repay their loan through their property taxes.

“We know installing new septic systems or repairing broken ones can be very costly and many Nova Scotians cannot afford to pay upfront,” Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, said in a release. “By making these changes we are helping to protect our environment and the health of our residents by preventing raw sewage from going into our lakes, rivers and the ground and protect properties from sewage backups and contaminated well water.”

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