NEW In-person workshops scheduled to learn how your septic system works, how to maintain it, and why it is important to save you money and protect water quality:

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:45 PM at Ellicottville Memorial Library. Free pizza and giveaways.

Monday, December 5, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:45 PM at Aurora Town Public Library. Free pizza and giveaways. Register today.

Register and attend one of these FREE workshops to be eligible for a $30 rebate off a septic tank pump-out after the workshop. Rebates available for Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie County residents while funds last. There will be giveaways, information packets, and free pizza at each event! Speakers include Lake Erie Watershed Protection Alliance and County Health Department representatives.

If you can't make an in-person event, our virtual workshop recording below will teach you how septic systems work, how to properly maintain them to keep them working well, and why it is important to keep your system maintained to protect our streams and drinking water wells.


Under this project, LEWPA is also planning additional in-person septic system maintenance workshops. Attendees will learn how to maintain their system and will be eligible for door prizes and rebates on system pump-outs. Check back for updates throughout fall 2022.

In the meantime, check out this quick video on what not to flush: