The goal of the on-site wastewater program is to ensure that the public is not exposed to disease causing organisms, nuisances, or other pollution caused by on-site sewage collection and disposal. Environmental Health staff is charged with the responsibility for completing the following activities:
- Ensure the proper siting and installation of on-site sewage systems serving structures generating less than 3,500 gallons per day
- Provide information to the public about proper operation and maintenance of on-site sewage systems
- Respond to complaints and correct failing on-site sewage systems
- Provide technical assistance to homeowners
- Certify installers and pumpers
- Provide educational opportunities for on-site sewage system professionals, including installers, designers, and engineer
Worried about the cost to repair or replace your failing septic system? Northeast Tri County Health District and nonprofit lender Craft3 work together to offer homeowners affordable septic system financing with the Clean Water Loan. In many cases, the Clean Water Loan can also be used to connect to municipal sewer. The loan:
- Covers the full cost of designing, permitting, and installing a septic system.
- Has competitive interest rates and no upfront costs.
- Works for many property types and incomes.
- Offers deferred payment options to homeowners with lower incomes.
Learn more and apply at www.Craft3.org/CleanWater.