Snoqualmie Pass Utility District is seeking funding opportunities from State and Federal agencies for greatly needed wastewater system upgrades. In order to meet the application requirements, the District must prove that a percentage of the population qualifies as low-to-moderate income.
The surveys are being conducted by Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (ERWoW). All information obtained will be kept confidential by ERWoW.
It is very important that all of the surveys are completed and returned in a timely manner to be eligible for this year’s application cycle. ERWoW will be emailing the survey this week to all residents of Snoqualmie Pass. The District will ask that Condominium managers forward the survey onto their individual condo owners. Also ask that landlords pass the survey on to their tenants.
Why is the District doing a residency and income survey? To prove that after construction the sewer rate would be a financial hardship for a full-time resident. If a financial hardship can be proven (a lower median household income) then the District could be eligible for up to a $5 million forgivable loan.
What does a $5 million forgivable loan mean for a resident? This could result in a savings of approx. $5,000 per household over the 30-year term.
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