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FEMA assistance is available for damaged wells and septic tanks.

Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 10:45AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 



Eligible Volusia County residents who lost access to water through a private well or damaged septic system due to Hurricane Ian may be able to receive help from FEMA. 

According to a release, for private wells and septic systems, FEMA may reimburse you for the cost of a professional, licensed technician to visit your home and prepare an estimate detailing the necessary repairs or replacement of your disaster-damaged systems. In addition to estimate appointments, FEMA may also pay for the repair or replacement cost of your septic system or private well, which typically are not covered by homeowner’s insurance.

For those who have already applied for FEMA assistance and have not had a home inspection, you should call the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362. Inform the FEMA inspector of any damages to your well or septic tank during the inspection. 

If an inspection has already occurred and you did not report damage to the well or septic system, contact the FEMA Helpline to learn how to amend your application.

Hurricane Ian survivors can apply for FEMA assistance online at, by calling the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362, or through the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as a video relay (VRS), captioned telephone, or another service, give FEMA the number for that service.

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