I read “One Bad Party,” in your October issue, with interest. As the article notes, sewer lateral repairs can be costly – but, for homeowners dealing with this unexpected expense, there is help available. PENNVEST, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, offers low-interest loans to homeowners who find themselves needing to deal with sewer lateral costs. At 1.75% fixed-rate interest, and a maximum loan amount of $25,000, a PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Loan presents an affordable solution to Harrisburg residents who find themselves attending neighborhood parties like the one Ms. Rowe describes. Anyone who would like more information can call the PHFA at 855-827-3466 and ask about financing for sewer lateral repair or replacement. The same loan can also be used to deal with on-lot septic repair or rehabilitation, for residents living outside the city.
Rebecca Hayden Kennedy | Region IV Project Specialist
Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST)
Room 434 Forum Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717.783.4488|Cell: 717.574.8454