Septic Systems

  1. Health Department / WPCA Oversight: Septic Systems

    Sewage treatment and disposal is almost entirely performed by conventional septic systems, owned and maintained by property owners.

  2. Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems & Wells (PDF)

    View and download our Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems and Wells.

  3. Pump Your Septic Tank Regularly

    Septic tanks are underground concrete (or sometimes, plastic) boxes, filled with liquid, that allow solid wastes to settle out so that they don’t enter your leaching area. If the level of solids in the tank becomes too high, they will enter the leaching area and plug the pores in the soil that allow the liquid to filter into the ground.

  4. Septic Forms

    See the Building Department for septic system forms.

  5. Septic System Topics

    Learn more about septic systems by topic.