Septic Pumping Zones In an attempt to protect Pennsylvania’s groundwater, Pennsylvania enacted Act 537. The Act requires the planning and regulation of community sewage systems and individual sewage systems; requiring municipalities to submit plans for systems in their jurisdiction.
In compliance, Southampton Township adopted Ordinance 2003-02 which broke the township down into three sections (See map below). Each of these sections is to be pumped – one zone per year on a three-year rotation.
The ordinance basically states; any person owning a building served by an on-lot sewage disposal system shall have the septic tank pumped by a licensed pumper/hauler every three years following schedule below. To see what zone you are located in, please click on the Septic Map below:
Pumping Zone Schedule
Zone 1 – 2015
Zone 2 – 2016
Zone 3 – 2017
The cycle will then repeat.