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

Some LOAN INFORMATION, if needed:

The PENNVEST Homeowner Septic Loan Program helps qualified homeowners: • repair or replace an existing connection to public sewer OR an individual, on-lot sewage disposal system; • connect an existing home for the first time to public sewer. This low-cost loan is funded by PENNVEST and administered by the PA Housing Finance Agency. 

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is a non-profit organization which serves the people of Pennsylvania by offering affordable housing resources, including loans and rent assistance. PHFA was created by an Executive Order by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1972.


Click here for website : PHFA

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