Here is a list of resources that will help you understand how a Household Sewage Treatment System (HSTS) operates, how to maintain it, and how to get help if you need financial assistance.

Is it Time to Have my HSTS Pumped?

If you’re like us, one of the biggest problems with HSTS maintenance is just remembering when it’s time to pump your system. Fear not. We’re offering a free magnet to help you remember. Just click the link below to request one.

Get A Reminder Magnet

Get Financial Help

There are programs that provide income-based assistance for the repair and replacement of failing household sewage treatment systems.

Visit your county website for more information and eligibility guidelines. Here are a links to relevant websites and, where available, direct links to applications to apply for assistance.

Septic Systems 101

These videos will give you a better understanding of how an HSTS operates and how to care for it.

Chapter 1: Intro and Sewage Overview

Chapter 2: System Basics and Soil

Chapter 3: Types of Septic Systems

Chapter 4: System Care and Maintenance

Chapter 5: System Inspections

Septic Owner Survey

If you are an Ohio resident who has a home septic system, please consider filling out this quick survey that will help us as we seek solutions for this problem.

All information received will be kept anonymous.

Take Septic Owner Survey

(NEED TO RE-BUILD THIS. It was on the old site and didn’t migrate to the new. If you’ll provide questions I can put it togehter pretty quickly)

Biosolid survey

Need inputs or link to survey if it already exists.

Take Biosolid Survey

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Florida Tech
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
The Sugar Bush Foundation
Rural Action