Teton County, WY, Residents Eligible for Septic System Pumping Rebate

The Clean Water Coalition is supporting an initiative to provide Teton County, WY residents the opportunity to receive a rebate for pumping septic systems which have not been maintained in the last 5 years. The program provides a 50% reimbursement (maximum of $150) for septic system pumping in Teton County, WY. The 2018 program has reached capacity and is no longer open to further enrollment. Check back in spring 2019.

Why Should I Pump my Septic System?

Increasing residential growth in Teton County poses an increasing risk of nutrient and fecal contamination to our waterways from unmaintained septic systems. Nutrients can impair stream life by promoting algae growth, whereas fecal contamination leads to increased risk of illness if water is ingested. The best way to ensure systems are operating correctly, and not risking human and environmental health 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.

Instructions for Program Application & Reimbursement

1. Enroll

The 2018 program is full. Check back spring 2019.

2. Schedule your Maintenance

Contact a septic system pumping contractor to schedule an appointment between now and June 1, 2018.

3. Complete the Inspection System Checklist

Make sure your septic system pumping contractor completes the Septic System Inspection Checklist and returns the completed form to you.

4. Submit Reimbursement Materials

Once pumping is complete, submit your receipt of services along with your septic system inspection checklist by completing our Reimbursement Request form. All reimbursement requests are due by June 15, 2018.

TCD Reimbursement Form

  • (50% Cost Share, up to $150)
    • In order for your reimbursement request to be processed you must submit your receipt of services and completed septic system inspection checklist
    • Click here to download the Septic System Inspection Checklist to be filled out by your septic vendor.
    • Reimbursement will only be authorized if paperwork is complete and correct.
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