The District has identified more than 40 SEP project areas and neighborhoods, including over 1,500 aging and sometimes failing septic systems. Limited space in urban residential settings leaves homeowners with expensive septic system repair options, averaging around $25,000 according to Clark County Public Health. The District prioritizes SEP projects for low-income homeowners and sensitive environmental areas.
Using an established set of criteria, the District evaluates the individual SEP areas and identifies the highest-priority projects to be included for design and delivery. SEP projects are evaluated considering three criteria: public health, environmental protection and community equity. The District works closely with Clark County Public Health to identify neighborhoods with failing systems. The documented level of interest and support from neighborhood property owners is also considered. Owners are encouraged to contact the District to express their support for their neighborhood project.