FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich
State Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Luzerne/Monroe
State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne
State Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Luzerne
How 'well' is your well?
Assistance is available for home well water improvements
HARRISBURG, March 15 – The Northeast Democratic Delegation is announcing low-interest loans to help rural, income-eligible homeowners repair or upgrade their household water well systems.
The loans are through the Pocono Northeast Resource Conservation & Development Council and are for low-to-moderate income homeowners residing in rural areas.
To qualify, the applicant:
· Must be a homeowner;
· Show a documented issue with the household well water and ability to repay the loan;
· Must be in a rural area (municipality with an average of fewer than 274 people per square mile) in one of the following counties: Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Wayne (visit http://www.ruralpa2.org/rural_muni_sd.cfm to determine eligibility);
· Meet income guidelines - $53,015 for four-member household; $48,250 for three-member household; $43,520 for two-member household.
The Household Water Well System loans will not exceed $11,000 per household at 1 percent interest for a maximum of 20 years.
RC&D is hosting a series of informational meetings for area residents. All meetings are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:
March 21in Harvey's Lake
Lake Township Building
State Route 29
March 22 in Bloomsburg March 23 in Honesdale
Columbia County AG Center Wayne County Park Street Complex
702 Sawmill Road 648 Park St.