Septic Systems (Decentralized/Onsite Systems)
Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart!
It's time to start planning for SepticSmart Week 2024!
September 16-20, 2024
Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Program
This new expanded program will help 150 historically underserved communities with decentralized wastewater needs (or no wastewater infrastructure) pursue federal funding opportunities. The original pilot program assisted 11 communities in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Financing Decentralized Wastewater Systems
A guide for community leaders, local and state decentralized wastewater treatment programs, and CWSRF managers for using the CWSRF to finance decentralized systems.
Encouraging homeowners, wastewater professionals, and state, tribal, and local officials to design and maintain effective systems to protect public health, preserve valuable water resources, and sustain economic vitality in their communities.
EPA’s Decentralized Partnership Renews for 2023
EPA’s Decentralized Wastewater Management Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Partnership is designed to improve the overall performance and management of decentralized systems. The Partnership, renewed every 3 years, ensures collaboration at the national level to improve decentralized performance and protect the nation's public health and water resources. In 2023 the Partnership welcomes five new members.