Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org

Community Services

Engineering and Sanitation

The Sanitation Facilities Construction (SFC) Program provides the following services:


  • Well drilling, including pump, pressure system and all appurtenances:
  • Connection to community and rural water systems;
  • Existing well system renovation and repair.

Wastewater System

  • Septic system installation includes a septic tank and drain field and alternative disposal systems;
  • Connection to community sewer systems.

Engineering Program

The Engineering Program provides engineering design and technical assistance for water, wastewater and solid waste projects. Services provided include design and construction of individual and community water and sewer systems, solid waste clean-up activities, plans, specifications, and topographical surveying. Sanitation facilities construction installation inspections are also provided under this program.