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Septic System Maintenance Rebate Application Online Form

  1. Instructions

    Whatcom County’s Septic System Maintenance Rebate Program provides a rebate of up to $200 for septic tank pumping or up to $100 for septic system evaluation or equipment installation. Please note:

    • Rebates are based on actual costs. 
    • All work must be completed by a licensed specialist. 
    • Funding is limited and provided on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Before filling out this form make sure you have the following information and documents:
    • The date you completed homeowner training through the Whatcom County Health Department.
    • Your refresher quiz (if you took the homeowner training online, or it’s been more than 3 years since you completed an in-person homeowner workshop).
    • A copy of the invoice for the work for which you are seeking a rebate.

    If you do not have these documents or information you will not be able to complete this application. 

    If you have questions or would like assistance please contact us by phone at (360) 778-6267, or email at

  3. Rebate Steps FINAL(Online)

    More detailed information about steps 1 to 4 can be found on our website

  4. Eligibility*

    To be eligible you must be able to answer yes to each of the following statements:

    • I own a private residence, with a septic system, in Whatcom County.
    • I have taken a Whatcom County Health Department homeowner training in-person or online.
    • I have completed the refresher quiz*. 

    * The refresher quiz is required for those who took the training online, or for those who attended an in-person workshop 3 or more years ago.

    • The work for which I'm seeking a rebate was
      • Completed by a licensed septic professional, and
      • Was completed within the past year. 
    • I have not received a septic system rebate for this property in the last 3 years.
  5. Homeowner Training
  6. Training Type*
  7. It has been over 3 years since my homeowner training*
  8. Homeowner Training Refresher Quiz

    Homeowners are required to submit a copy of their refresher quiz if they took the Health Department's homeowner training online or in-person over three years ago.

    If you have not completed your quiz yet you will need to do so before finishing this application.

    You can take the quiz online using this form, or by downloading the rebate application form (available in English, Punjabi, Russian, and Spanish) and submitting it to our office (see the septic rebate webpage for additional information).

    Please select one of the options.

  9. Mailing address and site address are the same?
  10. (if different from site address)

  11. Rebate History*
  12. I am requesting a rebate for (choose one):*
  13. Must be within 1 year of application.

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  15. This field is not part of the form submission.