The Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission (MPPDC) Onsite Program (established in 1997) assists local property owners in reducing pollution effecting local waterways by assisting low-mod homeowners in complying with the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act condition to have their septic systems pumped or inspected every 5 years and by assisting homeowners of all income levels in repairing/replacing failing septic systems.
MPPDC Septic Pumpout Program with funding from Chesapeake Bay Implementation grants has provided assistance to 845 low-mod homeowners to pumpout their systems since October 2005. All low-mod homeowners living in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area in the Middle Peninsula region are eligible to apply for septic pumpout assistance from this program. Any application from a resident of a county that includes non Chesapeake Bay Preservation areas will require certification from the County Administration that the septic tank is located in a CBA.
Pumpout is provided by local septic providers at the prevailing rate. A list of providers is given to applicants along with a voucher after eligibility is determined. Providers must agree to accept a voucher from the homeowner in lieu of payment and then submit the voucher and an invoice to MPPDC for payment.