DEQ Licensed Septage Pumpers and Transporters

Septage Pumpers and Transporters

Most rural homes and businesses in Oklahoma are not served by public sewer systems and utilize an onsite sewage treatement system. Periodic pumping of the septic tank is essential to the long-term operation of an on-site sewage treatment system.

Oklahoma law requires a license for anyone engaged in the business of pumping, hauling or disposing of domestic wastewater (septage) from septic tanks¸ holding tanks, chemical toilets, or any other similar wastewater holding tanks. The pumping of the tank and the disposal of the waste shall be in accordance with DEQ rules and regulations pertaining to septage pumpers and haulers.

Domestic septage does not include industrial solids or wastewater, grease traps waste or car wash mud traps.

Interested in becoming a DEQ Licensed Septage Pumper and Transporter?

The forms needed for a Septage Pumpers and Transporters license are available at the link below or by contacting the ECLS Licensing Section at (405)702-6100.

License Renewals

Licenses shall be renewed by submitting a renewal application each year on or before January 31 after the date of issuance. Those Licensees who also have a permit to land apply septage shall include copies of any land application records with their renewal application..

DEQ Rules for Septage Pumpers and Transporters are located in Chapter 645.

For a listing of DEQ Licensed Septage Pumpers and Transporters click here

For more information about the Oklahoma Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA), please click on the link below.