2 Tips to Cut Costs on Your Septic Tank Installation

When purchasing or building a house, expenses can quickly add up, especially when it comes to septic installations. If your residence lacks access to municipal services, installing or replacing a septic tank and/or leach field drainfield can represent a significant expense. Here are two tips to help you save money:

  1. Check for Municipal Grants

Many municipalities offer grant programs to assist citizens with soil tests or inspections of their septic installations. Given that compliance and wastewater treatment are crucial for the environment, it’s common for municipalities to provide financial support to residents. For instance, the city of Mascouche offers free soil tests and provides the design report (plans and specifications) to the contractor performing the replacement or upgrade of your septic tank. Simply fill out an online form and confirm that the work will be completed within a maximum period of 6 months from your request.

  1. Quebec Government Tax Credit

The Quebec government offers a tax credit of up to $5,500 for bringing residential wastewater treatment installations up to standard. If you replace a non-compliant septic tank or leach field drainfield with a system that meets the standards, you may be eligible for this tax credit.

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By following these tips, you can significantly reduce your expenses when installing or upgrading your septic system while also contributing to environmental preservation.


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