Over 30% of Oregonians dispose of their wastewater through septic systems. Properly functioning septic systems treat sewage to prevent ground and surface water pollution. It is up to the homeowner to be informed and protect their community and environment. A failing system or an illegally installed system can jeopardize that protection and the value of the home.
Find a Professional
Consult with a local onsite professional to make sure your system is functioning properly. You can find a professional by searching for an O2WA member by name, city, type of service and/or county.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
This site offers valuable information and resources to manage onsite wastewater systems in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment and allows communities to grow and prosper.
- How Your Septic System Works
- Why Maintain Your Septic System
- How to Care for Your Septic System
- What to Do If Your Septic System Fails
- More Resources for Homeowners with Septic Systems
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – Onsite Wastewater Management Program
The siting, design, installation and ongoing operation and maintenance of septic systems are regulated by DEQ
Oregon Septic Smart
Information for buying or selling a home.
Information for industry professionals.
Oregon Construction & Contractors Board
Verify a contractor’s license and check their CCB complaint and enforcement history.
Oregon USDASingle Family Housing (SFH) Programs in Oregon