Septic System Pump-Out Rebate Program

About the Program

The Septic System Pump Out Program is a rebate program for Frederick County, Maryland 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 is important for efficient operation.  A well-maintained septic system protects the groundwater and drinking water supply and is less likely to break down and require costly repair.   

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 served basis due to funding availability.

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How to Apply

Please note:  You are only eligible for a rebate 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 an application.  You may apply using our Online Application or you may download a PDF application that you can email to us or you may send it to us by postal mail.   Please refer to application instructions for mailing information. 

Please be sure to review the instructions on the application form.  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.  

3.  Include the following required documentation with your application (do not staple documents):

  • Invoice from a licensed pumping company
  • Proof of payment:  
    • Credit card receipt
    • Cancelled check (front and back),
    • Invoice signed by the septic hauler showing account balance of $0.00

If you have questions about the Septic Pump Out Rebate Program, please contact:  

Suzanne Cliber, Program Specialist

Email or  Phone: 240-385-7226

Septic System Resources

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