Savvy Septic

Program Update 1: In response to the current pandemic, project work for all Savvy Septic Grants is currently on hold while procedures are developed to maintain the safety of both homeowners, contractors, and program staff. 

Program Update 2: Snohomish County is offering a FREE Septic Care Workshop for homeowners in July! Registration is required to attend the workshop, so please register here or by phone at 425-388-3636. The upcoming workshop will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 14. Learn more here!

Snohomish County's Savvy Septic Program is a one-stop-shop for financing options, incentives, and education to help you maintain a healthy septic system!

The Savvy Septic Program offers:

About Savvy Septic

The Savvy Septic Program is your one-stop-shop for financing options, incentives, and education to help you maintain a healthy septic system. Low-interest loans, rebates, and grants are available to help keep your system functioning properly. The program also offers free homeowner workshops on septic maintenance.

This program is a partnership with the Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Health, and Craft3. The Savvy Septic Program is made possible, in part, through a $292,659 Centennial Grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology and a $100,000 EPA grant administered by the WA Department of Health. The Snohomish County Public Works Surface Water Management Division is contributing nearly $300,000 in matching funds for this pilot program.

Together, we're keeping our water clean by helping Snohomish County residents become Savvy Septic owners.

Looking for information about your septic system?

The Snohomish Health District works to ensure that septic systems are not only located and installed correctly but also kept in good working condition by providing the following services:

  • Review and permitting of proposed on-site septic systems
  • As-built and other records for existing systems
  • Complaint investigations and enforcement
  • Certification of septic pumpers and installers within Snohomish County
  • Technical assistance to the general public

The Snohomish Health District is an independent special purpose district responsible for public health in Snohomish County and is separate from Snohomish County government. For more information on the topics listed above, please contact the Snohomish Health District: