Onlot Sewage Management (OLDS)

Drumore Township has taken on the responsibility of monitoring existing onlot sewage disposal systems as required by the Department of Environmental Protection through the Township’s Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan. The process includes locating the individual system, pumping of the tank, checking the condition of the treatment tank, checking the condition of the absorption area and associated components. This inspection is to ensure proper functionality and to protect the surface and ground waters of Drumore Township. The efficient management of this program requires the cooperation of all property owners and residents.
This program, which began on March 4, 2010, involves the property owner contacting a registered pumping contractor once every three (3) years for septic tank pumping and system inspection. The initial tank pumping and inspection must be conducted by December 31, 2011. If your septic tank was pumped after March 4, 2009, your pumper must complete the required paperwork and you may submit the results to Drumore Township and this will establish the date of your three (3) year cycle. Please note that all tanks associated with your system must be pumped.  

You may only utilize a registered pumper. If you have a working relationship with a pumper/hauler not registered with us, please let us know and we will follow up to determine if they wish to be included in our program.

In order to perform the required inspection, all pumping must occur through the access manhole so please make sure that it is accessible. The pumping contractor will pump and inspect your system then complete a Township report. This report will be left on site by the pumper/hauler for you to submit to the Township within 30 days after pumping. All registered pumpers have been supplied copies of the official report forms.  

At the end of every three year period, if the Township has not received a field inspection report for your property, a registered pumper/hauler will be contracted to provide this service for the Township and you will be billed accordingly. For those who wish to have a Township inspector conduct the inspection, the Township fee for this service has been set at $125.00. This cost will be in addition to the necessary pumping of the treatment tank.

Contact Info

  1. Solanco Engineering Associates, LLC
    Mark A. Deimler, PE, SEO, Onlot Sewage Program Manager


    Commerce Commons Business Center
    103 Fite Way, Suite C
    Quarryville, PA  17566

    Ph: (717) 786-0355
    Fx: (717) 786-8030


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


This program helps qualified homeowners:

  • repair or replace an existing connection to public sewer OR an individual, onlot sewage disposal system;
  • connect an existing home for the first time to public sewer.
This low cost loan is funded by PENNVEST and administered by the PA Housing Finance Agency.

Visit for more info.

 Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan



On-Lot Sewage Pumping Extension Request Form