Household water well program provides funds

Rural homeowners who need to repair or construct wells may be eligible for low-interest loans through the Household Water Well Program.

Administered by the Rural Community Assistance Program, HWWP offers loans of up to $11,000 for water well construction or repairs with 1 percent interest. Loan maturity may not exceed 20 years and will depend on the borrower’s repayment ability. Borrowers will be responsible for associated loan costs such as recording and other fees.

To be eligible, residents must live in a rural area such as a township, village or county with 50,000 people or fewer. Applicants must own and occupy the home or be purchasing the home that is serviced by the well. Household income for Ohio residents applying must not exceed $55,216.

RCAP is administered by WSOS Community Action Commission.

For more information or to obtain an application, visit or call Kristin Woodall or Angie McConnell at (419) 334-8911 or (800) 775-9767.