Applications are now being accepted for a program that provides financial assistance to property owners who install an overhead sewer system or a backflow prevention system to protect their homes from sewer backup during a heavy rain event.
Anyone who meets the program guidelines can apply, regardless of income. Eligible homeowners may qualify for a grant of 50 percent of the total cost of sewer backup prevention improvements, up to a maximum of $3,500.
Details on the program, including the application materials, are posted at www.oak-park.us/sewergrant. For more information on the program, call 708.358.5410 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.