Septic System Pump-Out Program

VIDEO: County Executive Jan Gardner announced the Septic System Pump-Out program during a Public Information Briefing. (Click picture below)

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About the Program

The Septic System Pump Out Program is a rebate program for residents who have their septic tanks pumped out by a licensed hauler every five years. As a best management practice, residents are recommended to inspect their septic system yearly, and to pump out their system every five years. Inspecting and pumping septic systems promotes their effectiveness and longevity, provides a reduction of nutrient leaching over time, and protects our local groundwater and drinking supplies.  

The Rebate

Rebates will be available for homeowners who pump-out their septic systems in the amount of $75 regardless of the amount billed for the pump-out service. Residents are encouraged to apply for the rebate on a first come first serve basis due to funding availability.

Please note: A rebate is only available once every five years per address.  

To be eligible for the rebate, a resident must:

  1. Select a licensed pumping company that sends its waste to the Frederick County Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).
  2. Complete the Septic Pump-Out Rebate Program Application. 
  3. Attach a copy of one of the following proofs of payment:
    • Credit card receipt
    • Cancelled check (front and back)
    • Invoice signed by the septic hauler showing account balance of $0.00
  4. If your application is missing required information, we will contact you.   If the requested information is not received within 60 days, your application will not be eligible for the program.

Septic System Resources

For questions, please contact:

Suzanne Cliber


Phone:: 301-600-7414  


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Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems

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