The Erie County Department of Health (ECDH) plans to implement the SFTF program to better understand the impacts of the 166 permitted non-publicly owned wastewater treatment systems and SFTFs in the central basin watershed.

To accomplish this, ECDH will conduct geospatial mapping of SFTF location, identify treatment systems that are not in compliance with reporting requirements, provide education and outreach to system owners, collect samples of SFTF outfalls, and develop and implement a more robust compliance program.