The PA Department of Environmental Protection and Antrim Township Ordinance No. 253 of 1998 require periodic pumping of your septic system.
In 1998, the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors, as well as other municipalities in the Commonwealth were required by the Department of Environmental Protection to enact ordinances relating to ACT 537, the PA Sewage Facilities Act. Implementing sewage management programs will prevent water pollution and hazards to public health caused by improper disposal of sewage.
Section 110-75 of Antrim Township Code of Ordinances outlines periodic maintenance required by law for all on-lot septic systems in Antrim Township. The Township has been divided into three districts. Owners of on-lot septic systems in each district are responsible for having their tanks pumped and inspected once every three years after the initial pumping.
JWP Environmental, Inc. is the Antrim Township Sewage Enforcement Officer. A record of pumping must be forwarded to JWP within 30 days after pumping for each property you own. You may forward proof of compliance to JWP Environmental, Inc. at P.O. Box 240, Mercersburg, PA 17236.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact JWP Environmental Inc. Monday – Friday between the hours of 9-5 at (717) 328-5769. Thank you for your cooperation.
Use the following link for a list of approved haulers:
Septic Pumping Information/Approved Haulers
For more information please visit the On Lot Septic Disposal System section of this website listed under "Water-Sewer-Roads".