Septic Tank Effluent Pumping (STEP) System

About STEP Systems

For more information about STEP Systems, see the operating guidelines brochure (PDF).


In many established neighborhoods, it is almost impossible to install conventional gravity wastewater collection systems. Septic Tank Effluent Pumping (STEP) Systems are a newer technology that utilizes a leak-proof septic tank, which is installed in each homeowner's yard. The discharge from these new septic tanks is pumped through small diameter pipes to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, where it is treated.

Utilization of STEP System technology has allowed for expansion of the wastewater collection system while minimizing costs and disruption of established neighborhoods.