Septic Systems


SEPTIC INSPECTION AND PUMPING

It is generally recommended to pump your septic every 3 to 5 years; by doing this you may extend the longevity of your system. The cost of pumping is around $250 which you can compare to the possibility of up to $12,000 for a full replacement.

As part of the 319 grant program that has been secured by the Spring River Watershed Partnership there is a cost match incentive to pumping your existing system. Jasper County Health Department will match 50% up to $125 of the cost of pumping your system.


CURRENT SYSTEM IS FAILING OR NEEDS REPAIR

Signs of Failure: if you smell sewage, or see a sunken wet spot in your lawn, or a lush growth, your septic system may be malfunctioning and may be repairable. Call a licensed installer or the Jasper County Health Department immediately.

What are your Options: Once a problem is identified there are numerous courses of action that can be taken. These may include a range of actions from simple repairs to a full system replacement. A licensed installer can advise you on the best solution for each individual site.


319 GRANT MONEY IS AVAILABLE

319 Grant money is available to help, Under the 319 grant we will cost match up to 50% of the total cost of repairs or replacement with a maximum value of $3000, the program runs till April 2014. Contact the Jasper County Health Department to see if you are eligible for assistance.


Spring River Watershed Environmental Task Force Missouri DNR Jasper County Health Department


U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REGION 7, THROUGH THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS PROVIDED PARTIAL FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT UNDER SECTION 319 OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT.