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Septic Systems

Using a Responsible Management Entity (RME) to Manage Tribal Onsite (Septic) Wastewater Treatment Systems

Many tribal communities use septic systems to treat wastewater for their homes and businesses. Even if a community has a centralized sewer system, there are often homes in portions of the community that are serviced by septic systems.  In cooperation with the Indian Health Service (IHS), EPA has developed a tribal-tailored document describing the use of a centralized approach for the management of septic systems using a Responsible Management Entity (RME) for oversight and maintenance. 

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