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Septic Maintenance

septic_tank-600x443The Town does not provide wastewater management—private property owners are responsible for installation and maintenance of their own septic tanks. Septic systems pose one of the biggest potential threats to our aquifer.  As a general rule, tanks should be inspected and pumped as necessary, usually every three to five years, to remove solids.  

Septic tanks process waste using a natural anaerobic (absence of oxygen) bacterial action; It's important not to introduce substances or items, by flushing or down a sink drain, that will harm the bacteria. See How septic systems work and Septic System Care and Maintenance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The State agency responsible for issuing septic permits is the South East Utah Health Department. They also maintain a list of Certified Onsite Wastewater Professionals.

addy icon Key Contacts South East Utah Health Department, Building Permit Agent