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Septic systems

Septic systems for homeowners

Septic systems are required to be designed and installed by licensed professionals to meet the needs of individual sites. After installation, homeowners must properly maintain the system to avoid system failure.

The Onsite Sewage Treatment Program provides septic system owners with best management practices to keep septic systems functioning properly.

Soil-based wastewater treatment for small communities

Small communities have many alternatives to evaluate and select from to meet their wastewater collection and treatment. The choices range from individual septic systems for each home and business to cluster systems to centralized collection and treatment systems to a combination that works best for them.

The Onsite Sewage Treatment Program helps communities find viable solutions for wastewater treatment that meet environmental, social and financial needs using a sound decision making process.

Video: Septic Systems Revealed

A guide to operation, care and maintenance of septic systems. (23 min)

Additional septic system videos

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