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Community Wells and Septic


Community Well & Septic Department  refers to service and assistance with emergency projects: emergency private well water facilities, emergency private wastewater facilities within the Oneida reservation boundary. The primary focus of the Community Well & Septic Department (CWS)  is to protect the groundwater, the Well Abandonment Law, inventory of septic & well water systems sites and preventative maintenance. In addition to CWS manages the Indian Health Service Scattered Sites projects and the POWTS Replacement Project.

Restructuring of Well & Septic and Plumbing Departments

The departments are provisional in planning to combine these two departments together to improve efficiency, customer service, and the sharing of resources. The budget for FY2017—FY2019 were submitted to reflect the combined departments. Changes are in the works to be sustainable and in addition to the restructuring  we are currently working  together to be instrumental in being able to maintain services and move forward.


To upgrade the standard of living by providing complying wastewater facilities and potable water from private wells. We are the first line of defense against disease prevention. To serve Oneida enrolled tribal members within the Oneida reservation boundaries and to protect the groundwater.

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