Private On-Site Septic Systems Public Education Program

The City takes the health and welfare of its citizens and water quality very seriously. To help us continue to provide a good healthy place to live and raise a family the City is undertaking an public education program to help residents to better understand how to maintain their septic systems. Currently, there are over 420 residents in Brewer that discharge their household sanitary wastewater to a private on-site septic system.

The key reason to maintain your septic system is to save money! Failing septic systems are expensive to repair or replace, and poor maintenance is often the cause of your system failing. Click here for a copy of “A Household Guide to Septic Systems”, which will explain how your septic system works and how to properly maintain your system.

The City of Brewer owns and operates a Septage Receiving Station at their Water Pollution Control Facility on 37 Oak Street. We have several local septic tank cleaning companies permitted to dispose of septic wastewater at the Receiving Station. Click here for a list of permitted septic haulers and their contact information.

If you have any questions regarding your private on-site septic system or would like additional information about septic system maintenance please feel free to contact Environmental Director Jason Sockbeson at your convenience at 989-5417 or by e-mail at