COMPLETED PROJECT: TETON CONSERVATION DISTRICT SEPTIC SYSTEM COST SHARE PROGRAM
TETON COUNTY, WY, RESIDENTS REIMBURSED FOR SEPTIC SYSTEM PUMPING
Teton Conservation District and Friends of Fish Creek partnered to provide Teton County, Wyoming, residents the opportunity to receive a rebate for pumping septic systems which have not been maintained in the last 5 years. The program, which ran in the Spring of 2017, provided a 50% reimbursement (maximum of $150) for septic system pumping in Teton County, WY to residents who enrolled in the program. Over 175 residents participated in this program.
WHY SHOULD I PUMP MY SEPTIC SYSTEM?
Increasing residential growth in Teton County poses an increasing risk of water contamination from unmaintained septic systems. It is in the hands of septic system owners to ensure that their systems are operating correctly, and not risking human and environmental health. The best way to ensure long-term function of a septic system is regular maintenance.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends septic systems are pumped every 3-5 years. If septic systems are not pumped, backup can occur and cause the entire system to fail. Septic system failure is a human and environmental health hazard that quickly turns septic system operation from “out of sight, out of mind” into an expensive and unpleasant emergency.
THE ENROLLMENT AND REIMBURSEMENT PERIOD FOR THIS PROGRAM HAS ENDED.
If you have questions about this program please contact Carlin Girard, Teton Conservation District Water Resource Specialist, at 307-733-2110