Septic Program – New!

Grant Funding for Septic Tank Pump Outs

Kent Conservation District is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for homeowners in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, located in Kent County, Delaware.  

Performing routine maintenance, such as a septic pump out not only prolongs the life of the system but protects our surface and ground waters from contamination.  The DNREC grant, Chesapeake Bay Implementation, will provide a 50% cost share up to $200 per qualifying applicant on a first come first serve basis.

qualifying criteria

  • It must be longer than 3 years since your last pump out (prior to 2020),
  • The residence must be within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,
  • Must utilize a septic hauler from the approved list, licensed and insured in Delaware, and
  • Complete the online application. You must receive approval before scheduling your pump-out service. 

get started

  • Fill out the Septic Pump Out Cost-Share Funding Application — you can download it here, or we have copies at our office.  
  • Return your completed form to our office either by mail or email (

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Virginia Grimm


Virginia began working with the District in February 2023. Virginia works with our farmers on nutrient management planning, cover crop programs, and works with USDA-NRCS to implement federal programs. Virginia is a certified nutrient management planner.