OnLot Septic System Maintenance

The appointed Township Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) is responsible for the enforcement of state regulations relative to onlot sewage disposal. This includes the testing and verification of site suitability, permit review and issuance, and system construction inspection. The SEO also investigates malfunctions and coordinates corrective actions.

As mandated by DEP, and in accordance with the recently adopted Silver Spring Township Ordinance No. 6 of 2018, the Township has enacted provisions for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of onlot septic systems. These requirements apply to all property owners who utilize onlot systems to treat and dispose of sewage in the Township.

Septic Pumping Requirement

The most significant provision included in the Ordinance is the requirement that once every five (5) years property owners are obligated to have their septic tank pumped and system inspected

NEW - Apply / Pay for your Septic Permit *ONLINE - use link below

*Payment fees:  Credit card 3% bank fee | ACH Check payment $2 fee

Real Estate Sales – Recommendation for Township On-lot Septic Inspection

  • The Township recommends:
    • For any property being sold with an on-lot septic system, where a real estate septic inspection has been scheduled, a Septic Pumping Permit should also be purchased so the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) can be onsite at the same time to complete our Septic System Report and the Township can update our records.
      • The Silver Spring Township Septic System Report is used to report septic conditions to the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • By purchasing a septic pumping permit at the time of the home purchase, the new homeowner will have 5 years (as specified by our 5-year septic management program) before their next pumping is due.
  • To verify the last date the septic system was pumped you may contact our office at 717-766-0178 x3001.

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