On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) are wastewater systems designed to treat and dispose of effluent on the same property that produces the wastewater. Most people know them as septic systems.
H-GAC has funding available for the repair and replacement of failing conventional septic systems or aerobic on-site sewage facilities. Funding is available to homeowners who meet certain income restrictions. No matching funds are required. For more information, please contact Brian Sims at email@example.com or call 713-993-2438.
H-GAC Wastewater Assistance Program Flyer (PDF in English and Spanish)
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Regular maintenance and inspection of a system can protect public and environmental health, increase system longevity, and protect private property use and value. The goal of this course is to reduce the number of failing on-site sewage systems in the Houston-Galveston region and improve overall water quality. During this free three-hour course, participants will receive an overview of the two types of systems, information on system maintenance and inspection, and details on available resources to maintain, repair and replace aging systems. This course is designed to instruct and educate homeowners on the basics of septic system and onsite sewage facility (OSSF) maintenance and visual inspection. It does not provide for or allow homeowners to inspect their own aerobic system in place of a maintenance contract. To request a copy of course materials (English or Spanish), see additional resource materials, or for more information, please contact Brian Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-993-2438.
OSSF Fact Sheets
The On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems series of publications is a result of collaborative efforts of various agencies, organizations and funding sources.
View our interactive tool to discover How a Septic System Works.
Current OSSF data is available in an interactive OSSF mapping tool. view the locations of permitted ossf by age, authorized agent or permitting authority, number of permits per square mile, and likely locations for old or unpermitted OSSF. If you would like more information or data related to OSSF, please contact Brian Sims at email@example.com or call 713-993-2438.