Septic Tanks


Septic Tanks are regulated by the Forsyth County Environmental Health Department. If you have questions or concerns about your septic tank, please contact the Forsyth County Environmental Health Department at (770) 781-6909.

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Want to report an illegal septic discharge into a City manhole, creek storm drain, or other body of water? Call the Cumming Utilities at (770) 781-2020 or the City Police Department at (770) 781-2000. Please e-mail the Director at the following address:

What Does it Cost to Properly Discharge a Septic Truck into the City of Cumming Advanced Water Reclamation Facility for Treatment? The City charges $0.15 per gallon and a typical septic truck carries 2000-gallons. A typical septic hauler pays the City $300.00 to discharge into the Advanced Water Reclamation Facility. This facility is located at 4605 Bethelview Road in Cumming. Please call (770) 781-2008 for more information. All waste haulers must obtain a permit to discharge from the Pretreatment Coordinator.

Additional Resources

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Think twice before you dump grease down the drain. If the grease makes it past your home’s plumbing system and into your septic tank before cooling, the grease can solidify and become as hard as concrete and clog your drain lines. Always remember, grease is a solid waste and belongs in the trash can, not the sink or septic tank.