Septic System Pump-Out

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 starting in 2018 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.

County Executive Jan Gardner announced the Septic System Pump-Out program on April 5, 2018 during a Public Information Briefing.

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To be eligible, a resident must

  1. Select a licensed pumping company that sends its waste to the Frederick County Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  2. Provide a copy of the invoice.
  3. Provide a copy of one of the following proofs of payment (credit card receipt, cancelled check, or confirmation letter with account balance) to the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources

Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems

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