SSTS Program Enhancement
This project included 1045 Inspections on five lakes. 151 systems were found to be non-compliant. To date, all but 16 systems have been upgraded. 771 systems were inspected on two lakes. 185 systems were found non-compliant. 39 properties upgraded voluntarily. 146 properties were granted an upgrade extension because the owners are working with the Township to obtain grants and land for community/cluster systems. The program will continue, requiring new certificates of compliance every 10 years, with upgrades as needed.
Successful long-term treatment of sewage depends on a system capable of providing adequate treatment and effective on-going operation and maintenance. Clean Water Fund Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) Program Enhancement and Inventory funds are to be used by counties to augment available funding dedicated to SSTS ordinance
management and enforcement. These funds are used for a variety of tasks required to successfully implement a local SSTS program including inventories, enforcement, and databases to insure SSTS maintenance reporting programs. These efforts enhance environmental protection as well as reduce water pollution and human health impacts.