Septic to Sewer Project
The City of Durham is starting a cost-share project for qualifying City property owners interested in replacing their septic system with a connection to the City sewer system. If you live in the Northeast Creek watershed and your home is connected to a septic system, then you may be eligible for this project. We will begin accepting applications in the next few months. Check back in with this webpage regularly to stay up-to-date with the project.
*There has been a delay in this project. We expect to begin accepting applications in early 2022.
- This project provides a cost-share that will make the switch more affordable.
- Minimizing the number of septic systems within the Northeast Creek Watershed helps improve the water quality of local groundwater, creeks, and lakes.
- A connection to our safe and reliable sanitary sewer system greatly lessens required maintenance and costs.
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- Inspect and pump frequently.
- Use water efficiently and stagger use of water based appliances like the washing machine and dishwasher.
- Properly dispose of waste and only flush toilet paper down the commode.
- Maintain your drain field and regularly get your system inspected.
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