I went to visit friends yesterday and, like most of rural France, they've been ordered to replace their fosse septique as it doesn't conform. The devis have come in around the 12,000€ mark and they simply don't have the loot. They've been informed that there's a grant of some 4,000€ that they can have towards it but they'd need to match it with cash - which they don't have.
Surely this must be e frequently recurring problem at the moment as I''m sure that many people will find themselves in this boat without the proverbial paddle.
So, what do they do? Someone out there in forum land must have an answer? If they tell the SPANK to stuff it or just ignore it, what can/will they do?
We bit the bullet chez nous and I bought the stuff and did the job myself but not everybody can do that. Also, I feel it's very unfair on rural properties whilst those in the towns mostly don't have the problem as it's down to the Mairie to get them connected.