In summary, a conventional septic system treats (cleans) wastewater onsite, or within the soil on personal property, and typically, a [public] sewer system removes wastewater from a property through pipes and pumping systems to a wastewater treatment plant where it is treated and then discharged back into the environment.
Sewer Service Benefits
- Less Hassle. Takes the burden of waste water removal away from consumers, especially during heavy rain.
- Can Improve Property Value. Some mortgage lenders even require connecting to sewer service where available for refinancing or purchasing property.
- Good for the environment. Field line effluent from septic systems can pollute ground water. Public sanitary sewer is the cleanest, safest way to treat wastewater.
- Promotes Development. Takes up much less space than septic systems, increasing room to build & develop land.
- Reliable. BCSS offers sewer service and repairs for its customers as needed 24/7/365, and your call is always answered by a real person.
Environmental Enhancement Program (EEP)
With the EEP, properties in our service territory can connect to our sewer service at discounted rates if they are outside of a BCSS subdivision and meet any of the following criteria:
- Conversion to sewer service from septic system
- New construction home/ building that qualifies for a septic system
- Waterfront Property