Sewer and Water Assistance Programs

  1. County Sewer and Water Low-Income Assistance Program
    1. Full-time resident of the property and homeowner;
    2. Served by County sewer and water system not covered by State program;
    3. Income below HUD CDBG low-income levels;
    4. Liquid assets and real estate less than $15,000, excluding home; and
    5. Subsidy of $200 per year.
  2. State West Rehoboth Sewer Low-Income Assistance Program
    1. Full-time resident of the property and homeowner;
    2. Served by County West Rehoboth Sewer System;
    3. Income below HUD CDBG low-income levels;
    4. Liquid assets and real estate less than $15,000, excluding home; and
    5. Subsidy of $200 per year.
  3. County Sewer Low-Income Septic & Connection Fee Assistance Program
    1. Full-time resident for three years and owner of the property;
    2. Property located in unincorporated Sussex County or County sewer district;
    3. Income below HUD CDBG low-income levels;
    4. Liquid assets and real estate less than $15,000, excluding home; and
    5. One-time grant subsidy of up to $2,500.
  4. Federal Rural Development Hookup Cost/Loan Grant Program
    1. Full-time resident and owner of the property;
    2. Income below HUD CDBG low-income levels;
    3. Loans - interest rate one percent, maximum terms 20 years; and
    4. Grants must be over age 62.
  5. State Septic & Connection Fee Loan Program
    1. Ownership of property required;
    2. Household income must be within limits;
    3. Equity in home must cover amount of loan; and
    4. Loan for up to $15,000 to cover cost of septic system or connecting to central sewer system