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Well and Septic

The proper instal­la­tion and repair of all drink­ing water wells and on-site sewage dis­posal (sep­tic) sys­tems is over­seen by the Health Depart­ment Bureau of Envi­ron­men­tal Health. Home­owner main­te­nance of sep­tic sys­tems is impor­tant to min­i­mize nitro­gen pol­lu­tion into ground and sur­face water. Help pro­tect our shared nat­ural resources by learn­ing more about your well and sep­tic sys­tem and tak­ing steps to ensure your invest­ment is func­tion­ing at its best.\

For info on the County’s pro­gram to review designs, con­duct inspec­tions, test water,  over­see per­mits and appli­ca­tions, and more, please visit the Envi­ron­men­tal Health Well and Sep­tic Pro­gram web­page.

Sep­tic Savers Pro­gram — NEW

Sep­tic tanks should be pumped on a reg­u­lar basis.  Howard County Health Depart­ment rec­om­mends every 3 years.  Howard County wants to encour­age proper tank pump­ing because sep­tic over­flows in addi­tion to being nasty, can be a major source of unwanted nutri­ents into our water­ways.  Please visit www.cleanwaterhoward/septicsavers to learn more about the program.

Green Tip

Turn off water while brushingTurning off the water between rinses can save at least two gallons in one brushing session.