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.