My septic tank works fine, so why do I have to connect to the sewer system?

To eliminate the possibility of the effluent (partially treated sewage from your septic tank and drainfield) from leaching into groundwater. Each property is required by County Code to connect to the sewer and abandon their septic tank within one year of being notified of the availability of sewer service.

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1. My septic tank works fine, so why do I have to connect to the sewer system?
2. What happens if I do not connect?
3. Can a contractor "mark-up" the cost of the sewer connection permit?
4. Can I do the sewer work myself?
5. Can I drain my swimming pool into the sewer?
6. Can I have a RV dump on my parcel?
7. Can I pipe floodwater from my basement or foundation drains into the sewer?
8. Can I pipe the roof runoff into the sewer?
9. Can I put a floor drain in my shop / garage and connect it to the sewer?
10. Can my next-door neighbor and I share a common trench with our sewer pipes?
11. Does my septic tank have to be removed?
12. How should I go about hiring a side sewer contractor?
13. How long is a sewer permit good for?
14. How much does it cost for a contractor to connect my property to sewer?
15. I have a large enough parcel to subdivide. What are the sewer service requirements?
16. What does a sewer connection permit cost?
17. What happens if I do not have the money to connect?
18. When do I have to complete my connection to the sewer system?
19. Where is my sewer connection (stub)?
20. Why do I need a permit to connect to the sewer?
21. Why does the monthly sewer service fee keep going up?
22. Will Spokane County complete my sewer connection for me?