Operation & Maintenance of Your Septic System

Do you have a sewage system? We provide financial assistance to low-income homeowners in targeted areas of Pierce County.

View the map to find out if you qualify.

You must live within the boundary lines of the colored areas on this map to qualify for:

  • $125 off a routine inspection (required to receive other discounts listed below).
  • $125 off riser installation.
  • $200 off tank pumps.
  • $500 off the cost of minor repairs.*

*Repairs are minor if they do not require an installation permit, e.g. B. replacing a broken part or installing mechanical methods to reduce drain field clogging.

To apply, fill out the financial aid form.

Available in English | Spanish (Spanish) | Khmer Khmer (Khmer) | Tagalog (Filipino) | 한국어 (Korean) |Русский (Russian) | Gagana etc. Samoa (Samoan) | Language (Ukrainian) | Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese).

Email your completed form to [email protected] or call us at (253) 649-1421 at least two weeks before scheduling your septic tank maintenance. We will check your eligibility and return the form to you by email or post.

After you receive your return form:

  1. Select a certified wastewater treatment service provider from the list on page 3 of the financial assistance form. We recommend that you compare the costs of multiple service companies and check online reviews.
  2. Schedule your service. Let the service provider know that you are participating in the financial assistance program.
  3. When the service provider arrives at your home, give them the returned form to receive your discount at the time of service.

For more information, see the frequently asked questions.

Need help paying for septic system repairs?

Resources for Pierce County Property Owners

Save money when you need to repair or replace your septic system. These resources will help you protect your investment and prevent pollution – so we can all enjoy safe, clean water.

Keep your sewage system in good condition.

We can help you maintain your sewage system. We offer:

  • Information about the type of your sewage system.
  • The risk level of your sewer system.
  • Reminders of inspection deadlines.

A well-maintained sewage system:

  • Reduces pollution of drinking water, lakes, rivers and Puget Sound.
  • Keeps you, your family and pets healthy.
  • Extends the life of your wastewater system.
  • Saves you money.

Are you having problems?

  • Bad smells inside or outside your home.
  • Gurgling noises in the pipes.
  • Wastewater on the ground.
  • Wastewater backs up in your home.

Step 1: Contact a certified O&M company to determine the cause of the problem.

Step 2: A certified septic professional can help with minor repairs. If you need a designer or installer, you will need a permit from the health department.

For more information, see the frequently asked questions.


Contact us at [email protected] or (253) 649-1421.


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