The City of Bend now has a program in place to help with converting from septic to sewer. This comes after a lengthy Advisory Committee process – watch our meeting with them here – and action by City Council.
The program includes City funding for sewer line projects, but neighbors must apply and qualify to receive the funding assistance. There are still significant costs on the homeowner – including decommissioning your septic system, any plumbing modifications, permits, and the line on your property connecting to the sewer stub out – along with SDCs and a portion of the cost of installing the sewer line. Those who convert in the first two years of a sewer becoming available to their house, though, qualify for a discount.
Several Old Farm NA board members have personal experience with this process and can help you understand what is needed for conversion and applying to the program.