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Unlike the cesspools on grandpa's farm, the modern onsite wastewater treatment system, or OWTS, is an environmentally sound method of wastewater disposal in areas where public sewers are not available. These are also referred to as septic systems.
Since many homeowners have little or no experience with an OWTS, these pages will provide information to help you understand how your OWTS functions and ways you can help improve its operation, such as:
If you adhere to these few simple rules, your OWTS will prove to be a safe and economical onsite method for disposing of your rural wastewater. To learn more, see our other pages on OWTS systems.
See our Environmental Health Services Forms and Applications page, Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems section, for all of the associated documents on onsite wastewater treatment systems.
Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Regulations (effective May 30, 2014)
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