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Liberty Township Onlot Sewage Management

Liberty Township Onlot Sewage Management

Township Code requires that you have your septic tank pumped every three years. Each Pumping District is on a different three-year cycle.

APPROVED HAULERS

To find which Septic District you are in refer to this Sewage Management District Map.

If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please feel free to contact Liberty Township online or by phone (717) 642-3780. 

Septic Frequently Asked Questions 

Do I pump every three years? Or do I have to follow the township’s scheduled year?
You need to follow the township’s schedule. Waivers will be provided for the first cycle, but 
are very limited in all other cycles that follow. 

I have a holding tank (or outhouse or cesspool, etc.). Do I have to pump it?
Yes. Any septic system within Liberty Township is required to be pumped. 

I have an abandoned house (and system). Do I have to pump it?
Yes. We recommend that the septic tank be crushed so that you will not need to pump the 
next cycle. 

I have vacant land (no buildings or septic systems). What do I do?
You need to complete an excusal form, available from the Township Office. On this form 
you will need to describe the property, confirm that no systems are present, and return it to 
the Township Office. You will receive a waiver for the cycle.

I just installed a new (or repaired an existing) septic system which had the tank pumped. Do I have to pump again?
No. You will be given a waiver for pumping if you can show proof (permit, cancelled check, 
receipt, etc.) that your septic tank has been pumped. 

I recently had my septic tank pumped by a person NOT on the approved haulers list. Do I have to pump the tank again?
No. However this waiver will only be granted for the first cycle of the program. 

My system is only used part time during the year. Do I have to pump it?
Yes. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does not recognize part-time use of 
a septic system. 

You need to follow the township’s schedule. Waivers will be provided for the first cycle, but  are very limited in all other cycles that follow?
Yes. Any septic system within Liberty Township is required to be pumped.