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.