Recovering from Hurricane Harvey: Assistance Available to Help With Water Well Repairs
October 20, 2017
County Extension Agent
I want to reach out to my Ag Extension clientele to tell you about a program in Wharton County that is available to Wharton County flood victims. Last week the Wharton County Commissioners Court approved to utilize some donated funds to help Wharton County flood victims recover from Hurricane Harvey. The funds will be used in two ways:
Well owner must first provide a receipt of payment issued by a licensed accredited well service company. Water well must be for domestic use only and be located within the non-incorporated areas of Wharton County. One well per immediate family. Wharton County will only be offering this assistance program from October 16, 2017 through November 16, 2017.
Well owner must present a time-stamped payment receipt to the Wharton County Permit Office or Wharton County Extension Office located at 315 E. Milam, Wharton, Texas. Submitted applications will be reviewed individually and eligibility of expenses will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The Wharton County Commissioners Court must approve each reimbursement at the next scheduled meeting. Once approved, the Wharton County Treasurer will issue the well owner a reimbursement check. All expenses must be paid by the well owner before a reimbursement will be provided.
Applications must be complete and have all required documentation to be considered. Wharton County reserves the right to request additional information or documentation to determine eligibility. Applications missing documentation or otherwise deemed incomplete will not be considered for funding until sufficient information has been received. Wharton County reserves the right to deny applications if the applicant is unable to provide required documentation within the deadline provided by Wharton County when requesting the information. All determinations regarding eligibility of expenses and funding amounts are final. Well owners must have their work completed and receipts turned in by the November 16, 2017 deadline.
Corrie Bowen, MS
County Extension Agent – Agriculture/Natural Resources
315 E. Milam, Suite 112
Wharton, Texas 77488