Septic Tanks & Drainfields


All of the multi-family and some single-family neighborhoods have sanitary sewer service provided by the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD) . However, some of the 698 single-family residences in areas where sewers and new water lines were installed from 2006-2010 are still served by septic tanks and drainfields.

Septic tanks and drainfields are on-site waste management treatment systems.  Residents on septic tanks are required to maintain their systems in working order. If the system fails, homeowners are required to hook up to the sanitary sewer system. Guidelines and rules (PDF) for connecting to the sanitary sewer system and for abandoning a septic tank/drainfield system are provided online. 

Miami-Dade County (MDC) regulates sludge haulers (the companies that pump out septic tanks).

  • Contact MDC Industrial Facilities at (305) 372-6600 for an updated list of permitted haulers.
  • Visit the County septic tank web page for more information on how to keep your system healthy and in good working order.



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