Many rural residents have private septic systems for waste treatment. Such systems do not come with a monthly bill but instead require periodic maintenance and repair. Homeowners unable to afford septic repair face not only catastrophic plumbing failure but also hazardous environmental contamination of the water and soil.
Consider Christina, whose septic system was overflowing and backing up in her toilet, sink, and bathtub.
In her words:
“I want to thank Rebuilding Together of the Triangle for their outstanding generosity and caring attitude, which empower a homeowner like me to enjoy a healthy, safe lifestyle. They were instrumental in getting rid of an outdated septic system and poor drain field and replacing it with a septic system and drain field that will last a lifetime! I am blessed to know that this is environmentally sound and healthy. To shower, wash my dishes, and use my washing machine are actual priceless gifts that previously were only a dream for me.”
Our Chatham County septic restoration projects respond to vulnerable homeowners like Christina whose septic systems are hazardous to their plumbing, to their health, and to their environment. This year we permanently restored eight hazardous septic structures for homeowners in need, and we’re on track to complete 27 more by 2022.