Glade Valley Government 

Septic Pump-Out Rebate Program Helps Households Maintain Septic Systems

Frederick County’s Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) is launching the 2018 Septic Pump-Out Rebate Program to encourage property owners to have their septic systems pumped out every five years. Regular pumping of septic systems every five years maintains the effectiveness and longevity of systems and reduces nutrient leaching over time.

“Frederick County is excited about implementing this new program,” said County Executive Jan Gardner. “It is important to inform our residents about the things they can do at home to protect water quality. This rebate will provide incentive to do so while also saving them money on pump-out services and system maintenance.”

The Septic Pump-Out Rebate Program targets all homeowners with a septic system and offers a $75 rebate every five years. Rebates will be available for approximately 330 homeowners who pump-out their septic systems between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. The offer will continue until funds are no longer available.

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A properly maintained septic system benefits property owners in several ways and will be less likely to break down and require costly repairs. Maintaining your septic system protects your home investment—when selling your home, your septic system must be in good working order. Maintaining your septic system also protects the groundwater and your drinking water supply.

To learn more about the Septic Pump-Out Rebate Program or to download an application, visit or contact Linda Williamson at 301-600-1741 or via e-mail at

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