How does my STEP System work?

Your STEP system includes a septic tank, effluent pump, and control panel. The liquid waste that would normally go to the leach field in a regular individual septic system is pumped through a small pressure line into sewer lines leading to the Village's Wastewater Treatment Plants. 

The STEP system pump is controlled by a system of floats within your tank. The service panel mounted on the side of your house controls the floats and pumps. The floats ac­tivate an alarm in the service panel when the fluid level in the tank gets too high or too low. 

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1. What to do when sewer service panel alarm is activated?
2. How does my STEP System work?
3. As the owner/resident, what am I responsible for?
4. What's the Village of Red Hook responsible for?
5. Why must my tank riser lid/cover be visible?
6. Is my property tied into the Village sewer?
7. How often are the septic tanks and grease traps pumped?
8. What do I do if the power goes out?
9. How do I get connected to the Village sewer system?