Kent County Septage Management Program

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Why Kent County? Why the Concern? Septic Systems Information Septage Management Tools Online Septic Resources

Septic systems are commonly used to dispose of household wastewater. Many older homes and rural communities depend upon septic systems, since public sewer systems may not be readily available. On-site septic systems can be safe and efficient alternatives to public sewers if designed, installed and maintained properly.

It is the goal of Kent County Septage Management Project to limit septic system use and septage disposal to those areas where it is appropriate, upgrade maintenance procedures throughout Kent County, and encourage septic system alternatives where such alternatives prove economical and technically sufficient in order to protect public health and the environment.

Partners: GVSU-AWRI, Prein and NewHof, Tetratech
Funded by: DEQ, Grand Valley Metro Council
Advisory Committee: GVMC Regional Environmental Planning Agency
Project Manager: John Koches
Project Assistant: Kate Rieger