August 31, 2016

Daniel and Anna Lee Heagy

Chinook, Washington

Daniel and Anna Lee Heagy

Six months after purchasing their home, Dan and Anna Lee's toilet quit flushing. They spent the winter running to and from a rented porta-potty in the back yard. Then their installer told them about the Craft3 Clean Water Loan.
Dan and Anna Lee met years ago, then went separate ways to raise families. But as luck would have it, they reconnected through social media and settled down together in Chinook, Anna Lee’s childhood hometown.

They weren’t so lucky when six months after purchasing their home, the toilet quit flushing. Dan and Anna Lee spent the winter running to and from a rented porta-potty in the back yard. New systems are expensive – they couldn’t afford to buy one outright. Then their installer told them about the Craft3 Clean Water Loan.

Craft3 gave Dan and Anna Lee an affordable loan that didn’t require any money upfront. The loan let them repair their system – protecting the nearby waterway and keeping them in their home.

The Clean Water Loan is an inclusive and affordable way to pay the full costs of designing, permitting and installing a septic system. It supports families and the environment by helping property owners stay in their homes while reducing sources of disease and contamination in local waterways.

Craft3 currently offers the Clean Water Loan to residents in select counties of Washington and Oregon. To see if your area is eligible, visit www.Craft3.org/CleanWater.