2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Elevated Septic System Pilot Project in Rural Coastal Virginia

Item 114 #1c

Item 114 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development FY2021 $100,000 FY2022 $20,000 GF

Page 110, line 42, strike "$129,138,362" and insert "$129,238,362".
Page 110, line 42, strike "$128,538,362" and insert "$128,558,362".

Page 114, after line 46, insert:

"O. Of the amounts in this item, $100,000 in the first year and $20,000 in the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission for the purpose of designing and constructing a pilot elevated septic system suitable for areas susceptible to recurrent flooding in rural coastal Virginia. The Department of Health will monitor its ability to protect public health and as a potential strategy for resiliency of recurrent tidal flooding."


(This amendment provides $120,000 over the biennium from the general fund to fund an elevated septic system pilot program at the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission. Septic systems in coastal Virginia suffer from a constant threat of sea level rise, storm surges, and chronic flooding which can cause catastrophic failures of inground septic systems due to water inundation. The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission plans to contribute $10,000 to this pilot project. A companion amendment in Item 302 establishes the parameters of the pilot program .)