When Town Council adopted the May River Watershed Action Plan in 2011, the document identified failing septic systems as a potential contributor of pollution to the May River. The town recognized this to be true for the other waterways, the Okatie/Colleton rivers and the New River, that lie partially within our jurisdiction as well.
A failing septic system is not only an environmental challenge, but it is also a clear public health, safety and welfare concern. This program is intended to provide septic system assistance for citizens within the Town’s jurisdiction. The Town of Bluffton provides assistance for septic systems in need of maintenance, repair or replacement. This support is provided through the Town’s Neighborhood Assistance Program. View the Neighborhood Assistance Program Application (PDF).
Please read the policies for Septic Assistance requests and for Stormwater Septic Assistance request forms. For more information please email Victoria Smalls, Community Development Coordinator for more information.