Taking Care of Your OWTS
Wastewater from an OWTS contain many types of contaminants such as nitrates, bacteria, chemicals, and viruses. If an OWTS is designed incorrectly or is not constructed in conformance with applicable building codes and construction practices, contaminants can enter the groundwater supply or streams and may result in the ponding of sewage above ground causing direct exposure to people and animals. Click on the links below for more information on how a septic system works and how to keep your septic system in good working order.
- OWTS Frequently Asked Questions
- US EPA SepticSmart!
- Do Your Part, Be SepticSmart!
- Top 10 Ways to Keep Your SepticSmart!
- WILL MY SEPTIC SYSTEM TREAT COVID-19? - (US EPA Website)
Rebuilding After a Wildfire
The County of Ventura has set up a process to assist survivors of the 2017 Thomas Fire and 2018 Woolsey-Hill Fires in their rebuilding efforts. Please review the following to help answer questions you may have on where to begin:
OWTS Construction Slideshows
Concrete and Steel Tanks
Distribution Box and Piping