Due to COVID-19, an extension for Cycle II residents  has been put into place. Cycle II residents must complete their septic pumping by MARCH 31, 2021. Water tests have been extended to September 30, 2021.
Please call 215-348-9915 with any questions regarding the septic management program.

Doylestown Township passed Ordinance No. 299 in 2001.
This ordinance requires all residents who currently have on-lot disposal systems (septic systems) to have them inspected by a Doylestown Township approved pumper/hauler/installer every three years.

The program has been divided into three cycles, based on geographic region.

Cycle One:  January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022

Cycle Two:  January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023 (Extended to March 31, 2021 for septic pumping and September 30, 2021 for water tests.)

Cycle Three: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Unsure of your cycle? Call us at (215) 348-9915!

Pumper Hauler

The pumper/hauler is required to submit a pumper’s report to the township and should give the homeowner a copy of that report. The information is kept on file at the Township. Pumping must occur from the manhole. Pumping cannot occur from the inspection port. In some instances, the Township may not receive the pumper’s report from your pumper. Please do not be alarmed if you receive a letter from the Township stating that you didn’t comply with the ordinance. Should you receive one of these letters, please contact your service provider to resend the pumper’s report to the Township.

Water Tests

Residents also must have their water tested for Coliform Bacteria every three years. Please be advised that the Bucks County Health Department performs these well water tests for $20 or you may use a private water testing company.  The homeowner shall provide a copy of the water test results to the Township in accordance with the ordinance.  IT IS THE HOMEOWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO FORWARD THIS TEST TO THE TOWNSHIP REGARDLESS OF THE RESULTS OF THE TEST.  Water testing facilities including the county Bucks County Health Department will not send us a copy.  If your water tests positive for coliform bacteria you may have to take some additional steps to correct the issue (we will send you an informative letter once we receive your polluted test results), but you will have complied with our ordinance so forward the result to us as soon as you receive it.

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