Septic System Pumping Cost Share Program

Teton County, Wyoming Residents Eligible for Septic System Pumping Rebate

Protect Our Water Jackson Hole (POWJH) is offering a Septic System Pumping Cost Share Program for Teton County, WY residents.
The first 75 households to sign up will receive a $200 reimbursement for septic system pumping services until Friday, July 19, 2024.

 

Instructions for Program Application & Reimbursement:

1) ENROLL
Applicants can enroll on a first come, first serve basis until July 19, 2024.

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO SIGN UP


2) SCHEDULE YOUR MAINTENANCE
Contact a septic system service provider to schedule an appointment between now and July 19, 2024.

3) COMPLETE THE POWJH SEPTIC SYSTEM PUMPING COST SHARE PROGRAM CHECKLIST
Make sure your service provider completes the Cost Share Program Checklist and returns the completed form to you along with a receipt for the services.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM CHECKLIST


4) SUBMIT REIMBURSEMENT MATERIALS

To obtain your $200 reimbursement, submit the following materials to POWJH once the service is complete:

• Receipt of service from service provider
• Completed POWJH Septic System Pumping Cost Share Program Checklist

How to Submit Paperwork:
Email a photo or scanned copy of your receipt and the completed checklist to –
Matthew Bambach, POWJH Water Resources Program Manager: matt@protectourwaterjh.org

All reimbursement requests are due by July 19, 2024. Please submit only one reimbursement per property. Reimbursements are issued on a first come, first serve basis until program funds are exhausted. Reimbursement will only be authorized if paperwork is complete and correct.

 


You Can Help Protect Our Water

Why should I pump my septic system?

Many residences in Teton County, WY use individual septic systems to treat household wastewater. Septic systems can pollute our drinking water, streams, rivers, and wetlands.

As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to regularly maintain your system.

  • A malfunctioning system can contaminate groundwater and pollute our surface waters.
  • Regular maintenance can also help homeowners avoid costly system repairs and replacement.
  • Have your system inspected and the septic tank pumped out regularly by a qualified service technician.

Groundwater contamination by poorly or untreated household wastewater poses dangers to drinking water and the environment. Malfunctioning septic systems can release nutrients and pathogens into our water that can be harmful to people and animals. When these pollutants are released into the ground, they can make their way into drinking water sources and cause drinking water wells to become contaminated. They can also enter streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands, causing harm to fish, wildlife, and plants.

The POWJH Septic System Pumping Cost Share Program offers an incentive to encourage Teton County, WY residents to perform regular maintenance on individual septic systems, prevent groundwater contamination, and protect our Sole Source Aquifer that provides drinking water to nearly the entire population of the region.

 

Spectic Diagram Update October Web

 

 

• Teton County has over 2000 septic systems that release wastewater effluent into the ground.
• Ideally, the soil would absorb nitrogen and phosphorus and prevent the nutrients from entering the groundwater.
• Most of the valley floor, with its coarse soils and shallow groundwater, is a poor filtration system.
• Nutrients flow through into the groundwater, which is our only source of drinking water.
• Interaction between the groundwater and surface waters allows nutrients to pollute our streams and rivers.

 

This program is funded by a POWJH Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education Grant.