Savvy Septic Rebates

Snohomish County homeowners: Get a Savvy Septic rebate of up to $200 for completing septic system maintenance activities!

What rebates are available?

  • $100 rebate for system inspection
  • $50 rebate per riser with lid installed (max of two riser rebates per household)

The maximum rebate per household is $200. Rebate funding is limited and available on a first come, first served basis until funding is exhausted.

System Inspection

Regular septic system inspection helps ensure that your system is functioning properly and can help detect problems before they turn into a larger and more costly repair. Snohomish County Health District recommends that you get your system inspected every three years.

In order to be eligible for the rebate, the contractor performing the inspection must complete a full system inspection and a written report with the status of various septic system components, including the tank, drain field, baffles, pump and other features. The inspection report must be provided to the homeowner and entered into the Snohomish County Health District's OnlineRME database system.

Riser Installation

Risers are 24" wide and provide easy access to pipes and other key areas of septic systems. If your septic system was installed after 1995 then it should already have risers in place as they were required for systems built after this time. If you don't have risers on your septic system, here are a few reasons why you should consider riser installation:

  • Risers help to easily locate a system in the ground
  • Risers allow for easier access for routine maintenance activities
Septic system equipment

Rebate Eligibility

  • Eligible rebate projects must start on or after April 2, 2015.
  • Rebate applications must be submitted within 12 months of the completion of work.
  • Rebates are available county-wide.
  • Project must be located within Snohomish County.
  • Project property must be owned by the applicant, and be a residential property.
  • Property owners are eligible for one Septic System Inspection Rebate per property within a 24 month period.
  • New construction is not eligible for rebate until at least 36 months after initial OSS permit approval. 
  • Contractor must be certified by the Snohomish Health District to provide services. Use Snohomish Health District's websiteto find a licensed Snohomish County septic professional.
    • For riser installation: contractors must be certified as a Monitoring and Maintenance Specialist or Pumper.
    • For system inspections: contractors must be certified as a Monitoring and Maintenance Specialist, or as a certified Pumper for gravity systems.

Apply for a Rebate

To apply for a Savvy Septic rebate:

  • Read the eligibility terms listed above.
  • Fill out the Savvy Septic Rebate Program application (PDF).
  • Mail-in or email your rebate form along with proof of payment.

Rebates are mailed to the homeowners in a form of a check. Please allow approximately four weeks to receive your rebate. Property owners participating in the Lakewise rebate program or Savvy Septic Program are only eligible to receive one rebate per household.