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Community Development

Residential Rehabilitation Program
The Town of Brookhaven Residential Rehabilitation Program provides repairs to owner-occupied single-family homes in the Town, thereby stabilizing or increasing home values. Repairs can be made on any part of the home from the chimney to the sanitary system. This program addresses any code issues first. Driveways, fences and landscaping are not included. Landscaping that must be removed in order to permit work to be done on the home will be removed and may be replaced.
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Water Resources
The Town of Brookhaven’s federally funded Public Water Connection Program provides financial assistance to owner-occupied single-family homeowners of low to moderate income who are connecting to public water mains. The homeowner must reside in the home to be connected to public water. A zero percent (0%) interest deferred loan pays for Suffolk County Water Authority (SCWA) meter and tap fees in addition to certain plumbing expenses involved in connecting your home to public water.
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Handicap Ramps and Handicap Lifts
The Town of Brookhaven Residential Rehabilitation Program provides a zero percent (0%) interest deferred loan to any income eligible homeowner that is in need of a handicap ramp or handicap lift to enhance access to their home. Only single family residences and condominium units are eligible.
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Suffolk County Septic Improvement Grant & Loan Program to Incentivize Innovative & Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
The average residential septic system discharges approximately 40 pounds of nitrogen per year. For homeowners close to surface waters in Suffolk County, nitrogen can rapidly reach surface waters where it contributes to degradation of our marshes, bays, and beaches. Even inland, nitrogen from septic systems will eventually reach the groundwater and surface waters. Reversing degradation of water quality will depend on replacement of existing systems with new, individual Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS).

To make the cost of I/A systems that remove nitrogen to protect water quality more affordable for homeowners, Suffolk County has developed the Septic Improvement Grant & Loan Program. Under the Reclaim Our Water Septic Improvement Program, homeowners who decide to replace their cesspool or septic system with the new technologies will be eligible for a grant of up to $11,000 — inclusive of installing a pressurized shallow drain field — to offset the cost of one of the new systems. In addition to the grant, homeowners can qualify to finance the remaining cost of the systems over 15 years at a low 3% fixed interest rate.

For more information on the Septic Improvement Program, please see Suffolk County's wbsite, email septicdemo@suffolkcountyny.gov or call Suffolk County Department of Health Services at 631-852-5811.
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